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court reporter Katherine Pohl
Thu Sep 9, 2010 2:26pm AEST
Richard Roberts was shot dead in March last
year. He was a life-long member of the
Rebels Motorcycle Club. (ABC News)
Map: Canberra 2600
Canberra court has been told some witnesses involved
in the trial of a man accused of murdering a Rebels
Motorcycle Club member fear for their lives.
Russell Field, 20, is
expected to go on trial in just over a week for the
shooting murder of Richard John Roberts, 57, and
Gregory Peter Carrigan, 48, at a Chisholm home in
Mr Roberts was a
life-long member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club.
Police have previously
told the ACT Supreme Court, the club might seek
retribution for the death.
It is understood that
the prosecution and defence counsel have been
consulting with the police over what security
measures might need to be in place for the trial.
Field's barrister told
the court, some witnesses do not want to be named
because they fear for their lives.