A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to the murder after the fact.
Marc Urlich, 43, was charged in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning with assisting Milan Urlich, 28, between November 12 and November 15 knowing the younger man had earlier committed a murder and allowing him to escape prosecution.
The elder man was also charged with improperly interfering with a dead human body situated in Majura in the ACT between November 3 and November 15, 2015.
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Marc Urlich was arrested over the weekend following Milan Urlich’s appearance in court on murder charges Thursday.
Barrister Stephen Whybrow was successful in his request to Magistrate Robert Cook for additional time this morning to consult with solicitor Peter Woodhouse before making a bail application on behalf of their client, Marc Urlich.
The magistrate also approved Prosecutor Shane Drumgold’s interim application to prohibit the publication of any images of Marc Urlich between now and June 6, 2016 as such publication could jeopardise the fair hearing of evidence. Mr Drumgold said some evidence may be or intended to be images of the accused.
Marc Urlich was wearing black denim jeans and sandshoes and a grey t-shirt in court. He appeared to be of medium height and slim build, with light brown hair and a slight greying beard.
Three women and a man who had been in the public gallery in court during Milan Urlich’s appearance on Thursday returned today.
Marc Urlich is due to appear in court again later this morning or early this afternoon in relation to the application for bail.
Top, Andrew Carville. Above, solicitor and barrister for the accused respectively Peter Woodhouse and Stephen Whybrow leaving court after their client’s initial appearance this morning. Photo: Charlotte Harper