Ex-school teacher Chris Dawson WILL stand trial over wife’s alleged murder as his last ditch attempt to strike out case is shot down

  • Chris Dawson has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Lynette
  • Lynette disappeared 40 years ago with Dawson to stand trial for murder
  • Attempt to have case permanently halted was dismissed by High Court today¬†

Chris Dawson will stand trial for the murder of his wife Lynette after Australia’s highest court dismissed an application for the matter to be struck out.

The former professional rugby league player and teacher is accused of killing his wife Lynette 40 years ago following her 1982 disappearance from Sydney.

A last-ditch effort by his lawyers to have the case permanently halted was dismissed by the High Court on Friday.

Chris Dawson (centre) will stand trial for the murder of his wife Lynette after Australia’s highest court dismissed an application for the matter to be struck out

Dawson, 73, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife who was 33-years-old when she disappeared, leaving two daughters behind.

His trial is due to begin in the NSW Supreme Court on May 9. 

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The former professional rugby league player and teacher is accused of killing his wife Lynette 40 years ago following her 1982 disappearance from Sydney

The former professional rugby league player and teacher is accused of killing his wife Lynette 40 years ago following her 1982 disappearance from Sydney

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