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Gerard Baden-Clay facing murder charge



The Baden-Clay family.

Police are formally interviewing the husband of slain Brisbane mother Allison Baden-Clay and are expected to charge him with murder tonight.

Gerard Baden-Clay is being interviewed by police at the case's Major Incident Room at Indooroopilly police station, after arriving there several hours ago.

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

“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.”

Media have gathered outside the police station and are awaiting confirmation of the charges.

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.

www.BrisbaneTimes.com.au

13.6.12