Matthew Theunissen

Matthew Theunissen is a reporter for the Herald on Sunday.

Sleepout death accused appears in court

Police officers working at the house in Cotton Place, Papakura, in which 23-year-old Alicia McCallion was found dead. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Police officers working at the house in Cotton Place, Papakura, in which 23-year-old Alicia McCallion was found dead. Photo / Sarah Ivey

A man charged over the death of a young hairdresser in the sleepout of her family's south Auckland home has appeared in court.

Karl Eddy, 39, is charged with murdering his former partner, 23-year-old Alicia Jordana McCallion.

She was found dead by her mother in a sleepout in the family's Papakura home on December 11.

In Manukau District Court today, police applied for more time to file written statements.

Their request was granted by Judge Andree Wiltens.

Eddy was remanded in custody to appear again in April for a plea inquiry hearing.

Ms McCallion had spoken to family at 8.30pm the night before she was killed.

Less than 12 hours later her mother, Millie McCallion, found her daughter dead with unexplained injuries.

- APNZ

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