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Man accused of murdering Byron DJ Chris Bradley seeking release on bail

The man accused of murdering Byron DJ Chris Bradley is set to reapply for bail in the state’s highest court.

Javen O’Neill, 24, has been in custody since last December when he was charged with murder over Mr Bradley’s death at a party in Byron Bay on Christmas night.

Mr O’Neill applied for bail soon after the incident but, after initially being granted conditional release by a Lismore magistrate, he was ordered to remain in custody by a Supreme Court judge.

The NSW lawlink court database shows that the 24-year-old will return to the Supreme Court on June 21 to make another bail application.

The Echo understands he has changed solicitors since his last bail application and is now being represented by experienced Sydney-based solicitor John Hajje.

Chris Bradley, 28, also known as ‘DJ DAD BOD’ was a well-known member of the local dance party community, making regular appearances on Bay FM. He was also the part-owner of the Byron-based artist management company Atypical Entertainment.

Mr O’Neill was arrested at Ballina airport on December 28, 2017 after arriving on a flight from Sydney.

 

 


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