Camphell Hart murder hearing now set for July

A MURDER charge against Lavington man Campbell Hart has been adjourned until July 14.

Hart, 28, appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday through a video link from Long Bay jail.

Solicitor Graham Lam-ond said he was seeking more time to consider whether to call witnesses at a committal hearing.

Director of Public Prosecutions representative Rennae Gee said a six-volume brief of evidence had been served.

Magistrate Tony Murray ordered any submissions on witnesses to be made by June 23 with a reply by July 11.

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.

Mr Hargrave was shot in the face in his Vickers Road home.

A malicious damage charge was filed in February, alleging Hart damaged the rear seat of a Corrective Services vehicle after he was arrested and remanded.

A charge of breaking and entering at a Pearsall Street, Lavington, house between October 16 and 18 was laid in March.

Hart, formerly of Jindera, was arrested at Gerogery about 6.30am on October 30 after a burnt-out Holden utility was found at Gerogery West.

Police said a gun allegedly used in the shooting had been found in the burnt-out vehicle.