Campbell Hart case adjourned

A MURDER charge against Lavington man Campbell Hart has been adjourned until June following an application by a Director of Public Prosecutions representative in Albury Local Court yesterday.

The Director of Public Prosecutions’ Rennae Gee said just two statements remain outstanding in an extensive police brief of evidence.

Magistrate Megan Greenwood was told one of the statements from an expert was almost complete.

Ms Gee sought a two-week adjournment for the further statements to be served and an extended period of time for a case conference on the matter.

Solicitor Graham Lamond said summary charges against Hart, 28, should be adjourned to the same date.

Hart has been charged with the murder of Lavington man Luke Hargrave, 32, between 10.50pm on October 29 and 4.30am the next day.

An additional charge of malicious damage was filed in court in February.

It is alleged Hart intentionally or recklessly damaged the rear seat of a Corrective Services vehicle after his arrest and remanding in custody.

A further charge of break and enter between October 16 and 18 and damaging property at a house in Pearsall Street, Lavington, was laid yesterday.

Hart, formerly of Jindera, was arrested in a Gerogery street about 6.30am on October 30.

It followed the discovery of a burnt out Holden utility near Gerogery West.

Police said the gun allegedly used in the shooting was found inside the burnt out vehicle.

Hart appeared through a video link from Long Bay jail yesterday and his charges were adjourned until June 2.