Man Faces Sydney Court, Accused Of Wife’s Murder

Bail was refused in a Sydney courtroom this week for a man accused of murdering his wife in the Blue Mountains.

Kenneth Hills is charged with murdering his wife Margaret after the victim disappeared from their home in Katoomba over two years ago. Mrs Hills remains were discovered by a bushwalker at Echo Point, a popular tourist destination, in December 2011.

Unshaven, dressed in a casual sweater, the accused appeared in Parramatta Bail Court via video link where bail was formally refused. His criminal defence lawyer, Bryan Wrench, argued that the police had attempted to “pollute the potential jury pool” by releasing to the media footage of Mr Hills’ arrest.

Members of the families and friends were in attendance in the courtroom, but remained tight-lipped making no comments about the case.

The matter is scheduled to reappear in Central Local Court this week.