Kyle Robert Thompson is on trial in the Supreme Court in Townsville, charged with the murder of David Alan Knyvett on or about November 15, 2015.
Kyle Robert Thompson is on trial in the Supreme Court in Townsville, charged with the murder of David Alan Knyvett on or about November 15, 2015.

Murder trial begins in Townsville

A MURDER trial has begun today in Townsville.

Kyle Robert Thompson is on trial in the Supreme Court in Townsville, charged with the murder of David Alan Knyvett on or about November 15, 2015.

A jury was empanelled this morning, with jurors warned by Justice David North that some graphic photographs would be tendered as evidence during the course of the trial.

Crown prosecutor Nigel Rees is yet to deliver his opening address, with the jury let go this afternoon while some legal discussions took place.

The trial continues.


NAMED: 13 people to face Emerald court today

premium_icon NAMED: 13 people to face Emerald court today

Here is a list of everyone appearing in Emerald Magistrates Court today.

Severe heatwave conditions and fire danger

Severe heatwave conditions and fire danger

Heatwave conditions will continue throughout the week.

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Peter Gleeson leads new regional Sky News program.