Police need more time before chef murder trial
THE man accused of murdering former Sunshine Coast chef Peter Milos has had his matter mentioned briefly in court where it was revealed police have worked feverishly gathering evidence as part of their investigation.
New Zealander James Thomas Howell, 35, was arrested at his Morningside home in June and charged with Mr Milos' murder after an initial month-long investigation.
A female friend discovered Mr Milos' badly beaten body in the garage of a house in Key St, Morningside on May 6 where authorities believe it could have lain for up to two-days.
It is understood Mr Milos, 26, was house-sitting the property at the time of his death.
The Brisbane Magistrates Court heard on Monday police had continued to build their case against Mr Howell with homicide detectives gathering 180 witness statements and 60 exhibits throughout their investigation.
A police prosecutor told the court investigators required more time to conduct analysis of 12 computers and mobile phones before the case could proceed further.
She said a pathology report was also outstanding.
Magistrate Bronwyn Springer adjourned the matter until February 9 next year.
- APN NEWSDESK