Daniel Morcombe Murder Trial Begins

Prosecutors opened their case in Brisbane’s Supreme Court today against Brett Peter Cowan, the man accused of killing 13-year-old Daniel as he allegedly tried to molest him at a isolated Sunshine Coast hinterland property.

The court was told about a complex undercover police sting leading up to the defendant’s alleged confession, later refuted by Brett Cowan’s defence team, led by Bosscher Lawyers’ Tim Meehan

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Alleged Admissions by Morcombe Accused

Brett Peter Cowan, the man charged with the murder of Daniel Morcombe allegedly admitted to Queensland Police that it only took seconds to lure Daniel Morcombe from where he was waiting for a bus on the Sunshine Coast before driving him to an abandoned building and choking him to death, a Brisbane court has heard today.

“We’re not surprised by what happened today, we knew it was coming,” Brisbane Criminal Defence Lawyer Michael Bosscher said. “Brett will fight this to the bitter end. He claims he is not guilty of the offences of which he has been charged.”

The committal hearing continues.