11 June 2021

Three teens will face Supreme Court trial over alleged murder at Broulee

| Albert McKnight
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Peter Keeley

Canberra auctioneer and real estate sales consultant Peter Keeley died at Broulee last year. Photo: NSW Police.

A third teen charged over the alleged murder of Peter Keeley on the South Coast has been committed to stand trial in the NSW Supreme Court.

Three boys, all aged 17 at the time of their arrests, were charged with killing the 56-year-old auctioneer and real estate sales consultant on 2 February 2020. His body was found in bushland at Broulee.

In March 2021, two of the teens appeared in the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney where they both pleaded not guilty to murder.

Both were arraigned and Justice Robert Hulme set the matter down for an estimated four-week Supreme Court trial starting on 9 August 2021.

On Thursday (10 June), the third teen was also committed for trial when he appeared in the Nowra Children’s Court via audio-visual link.

While he did not enter a plea to his charge of murder, Magistrate David Williams committed him to the higher court for trial and set the matter down for arraignment on 2 July.

All of the boys will remain behind bars ahead of their next court appearances.

In February 2020, NSW Police said Mr Keeley was found in bushland near McNee Street, Broulee, and while a post mortem examination conducted on his body was inconclusive, he had suffered head and facial injuries.

Original Article published by Albert McKnight on The RiotACT.

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