Judge to watch 'extreme pornography' in trial of alleged Claremont killer

Bradley Robert Edwards has been accused of killing Ciara Glennon, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer.
Bradley Robert Edwards has been accused of killing Ciara Glennon, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer. Photo credit: File

A judge in Western Australia will watch "extreme pornography" as evidence in the trial of an alleged killer. 

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Hall has agreed to watch the pornographic material in the trial of accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards. 

The 50-year-old was arrested in December 2016, accused of murdering three women in the mid-1990s: Ciara Glennon, Jane Rimmer and Sarah Spiers, who all disappeared in the Perth suburb of Claremont. 

Bradley Robert Edwards has been accused of killing three women in Claremont, Perth.
Bradley Robert Edwards has been accused of killing three women in Claremont, Perth. Photo credit: Facebook

He is due to face a nine-month trial in July, and appeared at the Western Australian Supreme Court this week for a hearing ahead of the judge-only trial. 

During the hearing, state prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo told Justice Hall she wanted to play the court a video of a BDSM-style pornography film, which she argued was relevant to the hearing. 

"We're talking about pornography that is extreme. There is no description I can give that adequately reflects what's in the material," Ms Barbagallo said, according to ABC News

The submission was opposed by Edwards' defence barrister Paul Yovich SC, but Justice Hall said he would view the material, including a film called Forced Entry

Edwards has pleaded not guilty to killing the three women who were all in their 20s. 

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