14.9 C
Byron Shire
July 4, 2022

Supreme Court to decide murder-accused’s bail

Latest News

ARTEXPRESS to visit Tweed Regional Gallery

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is one of only two regional venues exhibiting ARTEXPRESS 2022. The exhibition is an annual showcase of exemplary artworks from the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.

Other News

Mullum could lose valuable CBD car park

It’s fair to say residents of Mullumbimby have seen a steady increase in the number of vehicles visiting the...

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

Australian-first Surf Series and workshops ends in Lennox Head on Sunday

It might be cold outside but that's not stopping women who love to surf and over 100 women and girls will participate in the first female event series in Australia on Sunday at Lennox Head.

Ballina calls for more SES funding – again

The Ballina Shire Council has agreed to prioritise upgrading of its State Emergency Services base and to call for a new shire-wide incident control centre.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 June, 2022

The Nimbin Art Fair is on again after many postponements owing to covid and the floods. Hosted by Nimbin Artists Gallery, a not-for-profit organisation supporting local creatives, the Fair allows you to see the whole gamut of creative art from the vibrant arts community that is Nimbin and its surrounds.

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Local DJ Chris Bradley. (Facebook)










A man charged with murder following the death of local DJ Chris Bradley in Byron Bay on Christmas Day will remain behind bars until the NSW Supreme Court decides whether or not he should be granted bail.

Javen O’Neill, 24, faced Lismore Local Court today after being arrested by detectives yesterday morning after stepping off an inbound plane from Sydney at the Ballina/Byron Gateway airport.

Mr O’Neill was refused bail to appear at the Lismore court today, but because of limited staffing over the Christmas period, the court was closed to the public and media.

Bail was granted by the Local Court registrar, however the prosecution lodged a stay of proceedings under Section 40 of the NSW Bail Act, which elevates the decision to the Supreme Court.

The prosecution has three business days to lodge a formal detention application with the Supreme Court.

Mr O’Neill will remain in custody until the Supreme Court decision.

Mr Bradley, who was also known by his DJ name ‘Dad Bod’, died around 11.30pm on Christmas night at a home on Carlyle Street, Byron Bay.

NSW Police Media had previously indicated that they were treating the death as a homicide’ and that it may have followed ‘an altercation’.

More to come

Meanwhile, Mr Bradley’s friends and family have taken to Facebook to express their grief at his passing.

His younger sister, Maddie Bradley said her brother had been involved in a ‘horrible incident’.

‘Who could do such a horrible thing to such an amazing man [?],’ Ms Bradley said in a Facebook post.

‘You lit up the room with your amazing, quirk[y] personality and laugh,’ she said.

‘Love you forever B-rad my big brother bear.’

Mr Bradley studied audio engineering at the SAE Institute and ran a small, independent events and artist management company called Atypical.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Australia to light the way with industrial-scale power

Big ideas are easy. Finding the big money and big names to back them is not. But a long-term plan to turn WA’s Pilbara into the largest renewable energy hub in the world has just taken a giant leap forward.

Koori Mail wins NAIDOC Week award

Local media outlet and responder to the February and March floods, the Koori Mail was honoured at the annual National NAIDOC Week Awards held on Narrm Country on Saturday evening.

Active Fest and Olympics heading to Byron

Want a fun day of netball, rugby league, soccer, skateboarding, BMX, baseball 5, or tennis? The Active Fest is coming to the Cavanbah Centre in Byron on July 14.

First Nations Voice in Council moves closer

Byron Council will aim to give local First Nations people a role in its decision-making process by September 2024, echoing the newly-elected federal government’s pledge to honour the Uluru Statement from the Heart.