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Gerard Baden-Clay charged with murder

The Baden-Clay family.

Police charged the husband of slain Brisbane mother Allison Baden-Clay with murder.

Shortly before 6.30pm, Gerard Baden-Clay was driven from Indooroopilly station in an unmarked police car. He was formally charged with murder at the Brisbane watchhouse tonight.

It is understood Mr Baden-Clay was arrested at his real estate office in Toowong Tower about 3pm. His three daughters, aged five, eight and 10, were taken to Ferny Grove police station where they were collected by Mrs Baden-Clay's parents, Priscilla and Geoff Dickie, who traveled up from the Gold Coast.

Mr Baden-Clay was being interviewed by police at the Indooroopilly station's Major Incident Room after arriving there several hours ago.

Earlier, Mr Baden-Clay's solicitor Darren Mahony told reporters outside the police station that detectives intended to charge his client with murder.

“The police have indicated an intention to charge my client,” he said.

“He is devastated and his intention is clearly to defend the charge vigorously.”

Mrs Baden-Clay, a mother of three, was reported missing by her husband on April 20.

Her body was found 10 days later by a canoeist under the Kholo Creek Bridge near Ipswich.

It is understood Mr Baden-Clay had refused to provide police with a formal statement until now.

It will be eight weeks tomorrow since Mrs Baden-Clay disappeared.