Man faces court over Macleay Island grandmother's murder

A JUNK mail deliverer sat with his arms firmly crossed on Friday as he faced court for allegedly murdering 85-year-old grandmother Liselotte Watson on Macleay Island.

Steven Mark John Fennell, with short peppered grey hair, was wearing the navy polo shirt and khaki pants he was arrested in when he fronted Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.

Ms Watson was found dead in her Alistair Court home on November 13.

After a long police investigation, the 53-year-old Macleay Island man was formally charged on Thursday.

Lawyer Michael Gatenby asked the court for a three-month adjournment, after speaking to police investigators about the case.

He said police had to prepare a large brief of evidence including about 300 statements and numerous telephone intercepts.

The case was adjourned for a committal mention on July 22.

Outside court, Mr Gatenby said his client came forward as an opportunity to clear his name but was not surprised he was arrested.

He said Mr Fennell's main concern was for his wife and family who remained on the island.

Topics:  court macleay island murder police

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