Chris Dawson to be released on bail
CHRIS Dawson may walk free on bail this afternoon but on strict conditions including sureties of $1.5 million.
He sat with his head down during the hearing at Sydney's Central Local Court as he appeared via video link from Sydney's Silverwater jail.
Magistrate Robert Williams said any trial would be unlikely to be heard until 2020 and Dawson had shown that he needed to be outside jail to prepare his defence.
The former sports teacher and rugby league star Dawson, 70, has been behind bars since he was arrested at his Queensland home on December 5 and extradited to NSW charged with the cold case murder of his first wife Lynette, 33.
He is charged with murdering her between 9pm on January 8 1982 and 7am the next morning.
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