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Allison Baden-Clay murder case: Gerard Baden-Clay's lawyer says client to be charged with murder tonight

Gerard Baden-Clay is at Indooroopilly police station,
 sparking speculation there could be a breakthrough in
 the investigation into the murder of his wife Allison (inset).

GERARD Baden-Clay's lawyer Darren Mahony said his client would be charged with murder tonight.

At a press conference at Indooroopilly police station Mr Mahony confirmed the dad of three would be charged.

"Police have indicated the intention to charge my client with murder," Mr Mahony said.

"He’s devastated."

Mr Mahony said it was Baden-Clay’s intention to "defend the charge vigorously".

When asked when Baden-Clay expected to be charged, Mr Mahony said "tonight".

His statement came just minutes after senior investigators Brian Wilkins, the head of homicide, and Mark Ainsworth, the top cop in charge of the drawn-out investigation, left the police station.

Detectives have spoken to Mr Baden-Clay, 41, in the past.

Mr Baden-Clay's lawyer Darren Mahony confirmed to The Courier-Mail that his client was at the station.

When asked, he said he did not know why his client was at the station.

Mrs Baden-Clay was reported missing from her Brookfield home on April 20 after she failed to return from a walk.

The mother-of-three's disappearance sparked a massive hunt involving hundreds of police and SES personnel.

Her body was found on the banks of the Kholo Creek at Anstead 10 days later.

Hundreds of mourners turned out for her funeral on May 11.