Jul 20, 2021 | Breaking News, Crime

UPDATE: Second man charged with murdering mother of three

  • Rod Stephen is a former television journalist and has worked as Foreign Editor for the Seven Network, Australian Bureau Chief for TV3 New Zealand, UK correspondent for Seven and ABC radio and as a producer for Reuters TV in London as well as SBS in Sydney and Melbourne before returning to Brisbane to work at 4BC.

Detectives have charged a second man who they allege helped New Beith man Brian Earl Johnston kill 27-year-old Gold Coast mother-of-three Kelly Wilkinson.

Police arrested a 25-year-old Pimpama man and charged him with murder relating to a domestic violence offence at a business in Coomera shortly after 9am today.

Ms Wilkinson’s burnt body was found by police in the backyard of her Arundel home on the morning of April 20, with her children, all under the age of nine, in the house at the time.

Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn said police will allege the man was involved in the killing .

The 25-year-old was refused bail and is scheduled to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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