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Tara Brown's Murder Accused Lionel John Patea To Face Court

A man accused of murdering his former partner in a public assault on the Gold Coast is scheduled to stand trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday.

Lionel John Patea is alleged to have murdered Tara Brown, a 24-year-old New Zealander, after running her car off a suburban street in Molendinar in September 2015.

Patea is facing three charges: murder as a domestic violence offence, dangerous operation of a vehicle as a domestic violence offence and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.


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