Re-trial date set for Hayley Dodd’s alleged murderer
The man jailed over the suspected murder of teenager Hayley Dodd more than 20 years ago, will face a re-trial next month.
Francis Wark fronted the Perth District Court this morning via video link.
He was sentenced to a minimum 21 year prison term in 2018 but that conviction was overturned last year, and a new trial was ordered by the Court of Appeal.
Ms Dodd was last seen alive in July 1999, walking along a road near Badgingarra in the Wheatbelt.
Wark, who owned a property near where Hayley disappeared, has always denied any involvement in her disappearance.
The Supreme Court re-trial is expected to begin on Februrary 15.