14 Dec 2015

Chilly bin murder-accused to face trial

7:53 pm on 14 December 2015

A man accused of killing a New Zealander and stuffing his dismembered body into a chilly bin will face a trial next March.

David Leslie Hickson was charged with murder and interfering with a corpse after Campbell Paterson's body was found in bushland south of Cairns in Queensland in November last year.

In the Cairns Magistrates Court today, a five-day trial was set down for the 33-year-old, beginning 14 March.

Mr Paterson worked in Cairns, returning every few months to his family in Napier.