Tim Pullen's killer faces court in bid for freedom
THE MAN convicted of being instrumental in the abduction and killing of Mackay man Timothy Pullen will appear in court on Thursday as part of his bid for freedom.
Sunshine Coast man Zane Tray Lincoln, 39, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for manslaughter in June 2015.
Tim Pullen, 34, was callously killed and dumped in bushland over a drug debt on April 16, 2012.
Mr Pullen's body had been stored in a nightclub coldroom, driven three hours out of town and dumped, uncovered, in the bush. His body has never been recovered.
Zane Tray Lincoln, Benjamin Francis Graeme Oakley, Nicholas Voorwinden and Kiera Jeanette McKay were jailed for manslaughter over their involvement in Tim's death.
Luke Shayne Kister and Stephen Dale Renwick were also jailed for accessory after the fact to manslaughter, linked to dumping Tim's body.
Lincoln will front the Parole Board of Queensland in Brisbane to state his case on why they should grant him parole under landmark "No Body No Parole" laws.
The new "No Body, No Parole" laws came into effect in August 2017 and are designed to incentivise prisoners and help victims' families locate remains.
The Parole Board can free a prisoner if it is satisfied they have made enough of an attempt to help "identify the victim's location".
Another man convicted of Tim's murder, Stephen Dale Renwick, was denied parole in February in the first decision ever made under the new laws.
Renwick's application was refused because the Parole Board was not satisfied that he had cooperated enough in the investigation to find the body.
A Queensland Corrective Services spokesman said the Parole Board decision and reasons as to whether Lincoln satisfactorily cooperated in the investigation to identify the victim's location will be published at a date and time to be determined.