Man accused of sleepout death appears in court

By Abby Gillies

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 accused of killing his former partner at her family's South Auckland home last month has made his second court appearance.

Karl Eddy, charged with murdering Alicia Jordana McCallion, appeared in Manukau District Court today.

The 39-year-old Manurewa man showed no emotion as he stood in the dock.

His lawyer Marie Dyhrberg sought image suppression of her client, which was granted by Judge G Davis.

Eddy was remanded in custody and is due back in court later this month.

The 23-year-old hairdresser's body was found by her mother in a sleepout at the family's south Auckland home on December 11.

She had spoken to a family member at 8.30pm the night before she was killed.

It is understood she was found lying on the floor by the door of the sleep-out, which is attached to the family's Cotton Place home but has its own outside door.

- APNZ

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