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Morcombe schoolboy murder trial to resume

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Prosecutors will open their case against Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe’s accused murderer when his trial resumes on Tuesday.

Brett Peter Cowan, 44, has pleaded not guilty to indecently dealing with and murdering Daniel, aged 13, at the Glass House Mountains in 2003 and interfering with his corpse.

A jury of six men and six women was selected on Monday and charged with deciding Cowan’s fate.

Crown prosecutor Michael Byrne, QC, is expected to outline details of the police case against the accused man when the trial resumes on Tuesday.

Cowan’s barrister Angus Edwards is also expected to address the panel.

Daniel’s parents Bruce and Denise have been told they will be the first witnesses called to give evidence.

Daniel disappeared while waiting for a bus at Woombye on the Sunshine Coast in 2003.

The murder trial in the Supreme Court in Brisbane is expected to run for six weeks.