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More time needed for Naden case: court

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Prosecutors have told a Sydney court they need more time to prepare a case against former fugitive Malcolm Naden.

Magistrate Julie Huber today adjourned the case against Naden, 38, until June 7 after DPP solicitor Kate Nightingale said the prosecution needed more time to compile its brief of evidence.

The former abattoir worker remains in custody at Goulburn supermax prison and did not appear during the brief mention in Sydney's Central Local Court.

Naden was captured on March 22 in a remote area west of Gloucester in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales.

He had been on the run from police since 2005.

Naden has been charged with the 2005 murder of Kristy Scholes and two counts of aggravated indecent assault on a 15-year-old girl.

Police have also charged him with intent to murder a police officer at Nowendoc on December 7, 2011.

Naden was also wanted over the disappearance of his cousin, Lateesha Nolan, who went missing months before Naden disappeared in 2005.

AAP

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