Oatlands man to stand trial for murder

Brian Bradbury, the Sydney grandfather accused of murdering his wife on Halloween, has been ordered to go to trial next year.

Lynette Bradbury, 52, was discovered dead with her hands and feet bound late on October 31, 2011, in her Oatlands home, in Sydney’s west.

After a two-year investigation, her husband Brian Bradbury was charged with her murder.

Dressed in a black suit, the 58-year-old briefly appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Thursday supported by family.

Court papers show he has waived his committal, will stand trial next year but has not yet entered a plea.

Police allege Bradbury beat his wife to death with a dumbbell inside their home after they argued about his gambling addiction.

He then staged a home invasion to conceal Mrs Bradbury’s murder on October 31, 2011, court documents revealed in August.

At the time of his wife’s death there was only $12 in their bank accounts.

Police allege she likely confronted Bradbury about his gambling before he killed her.

Mrs Bradbury had also received $50,000 from a family relative who had won the Lotto.

She placed $40,000 in a separate account and used the remainder as down payment on a family cruise.

Police allege Bradbury won a $35,000 pokie jackpot in early 2011 but lied about the amount and how he acquired the money.

His bail was continued and his case will next be mentioned in the NSW Supreme Court on February 7.

SMH.COM.AU/AAP

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