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Man accused of killing dad for $2.5m life insurance

Michael Martin Jnr has been accused of murdering his father, Michael Martin Snr.
Michael Martin Jnr has been accused of murdering his father, Michael Martin Snr. Photo: contributed

HE'S been accused of killing his father to claim $2.5 million in life insurance.

Now Michael Martin Jr will soon stand trial in the Supreme Court, charged with the 2014 murder of Michael Martin.

A date for the trial will be set next month.

His matter was heard in Lismore Local Court today, but Martin did not appear via video-link from jail.

He was represented by solicitor Cameron Bell, who was acting as an agent for Stuart Percy and Associates.

The Murwillumbah man is charged with murder, causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and reckless grievous bodily harm in company.

The charges relate to Martin's involvement in the partial decapitation murder of 46-year-old Mr Martin at a Quarry Rd address on July 13, 2014.

The court has previously heard Martin allegedly took out life insurance policies on his father totalling $2.5 million.

At his last appearance, Mr Bell told the court the evidence in the case amounted to more than 15,000 pages.

Michael Martin Jr's former wife, Candace Martin, and Jessica Honey Fallon were also charged over their involvement in the murder.

Mr Bell told the court Mr Percy would be overseas until July 13.

Prosecutor Kate Biffin said Ms Martin's matters had been adjourned until July 19.

Ms Biffin said the Director of Public Prosecutions had requested Michael Martin's matters be adjourned until July 19.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned Martin's matters until July 19 to meet up with his former wife's case.

"I'm marking the papers to be committed for trial on that day," he said.

Mr Bell asked for Mr Martin to appear at court in person on July 19.

He will remain in custody unless he applies for bail before that date.

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