Student faces court over murder

By FRAZER PEARCE

ACCUSED murderer of Suzanne Standing, Beau Ernest Hinschen, struggled to compose himself yesterday during an appearance in Rockhampton Magistrates Court.

Hinschen, 20, a mechanical engineering student and Ms Standing's former partner Scott Andrew Jobling, 34, (both of Rockhampton) are charged with the murder of Ms Standing at Etna Creek on August 5.

Jobling appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court late Thursday afternoon and was remanded in custody for mention on September 6, while Hinschen faced court yesterday.

A solidly built, well groomed man, Hinschen appeared to have been crying when he walked into the court room from a secured area with two police officers. Eyes puffy and watery, he moved slowly into the dock and sat down.

Close to tears, he held his head in his hands. He grimaced and composed himself, not saying a word or looking at the almost empty public gallery throughout his three-minute appearance.

His solicitor asked for a mention date to be set down that was separate to that of Jobling.

Acting Magistrate Mark Morrow remanded him in custody to October 3. He said due to the seriousness of the charge he had no jurisdiction to hear a bail application.

Ms Standing's body had extensive facial injuries.



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