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The Hearing for Mention in the matter of Steven John Fennell charged with the murder of 85-year-old Macleay Island grandmother, Liselotte Watson, has now been 'held over' for the 9th occasion.

The mass amount of evidence has been the stumbling block for the court process to progress to the next level, a Committal Hearing.

The Hearing for Mention was to be held on Monday, July 14, but has now been postponed until the 28th of this month.

It is at the Committal Hearing that prosecution evidence will be heard for the first time.

On the basis of that evidence, the Committal Hearing will decide if Steven John Fennell, a Macleay Island junk mail deliverer, will be sent to trial for the murder of Liselotte Watson.

The 85-year-old grandmother was found dead in her home in November 2012.

After several months of intense police investigation, with literally hundreds of islanders being interviewed and providing evidence, Steven John Fennell was arrested on March 14, 2013, and has been in custody ever since.

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