Mackie murder trial to begin

The murder trial of Rosemary Priscilla Mackie is scheduled to begin within a fortnight in Bega. 

The Supreme Court began convening a jury on Thursday, with directions due to be heard in Sydney on October 10 and the trial opening set down for the Bega Courthouse on Monday, October 16.

Ms Mackie has pleaded not guilty to the murder of fellow Bega woman Marnie-Lee Cave, 26. 

Ms Cave’s body was found under Handcocks Bridge near Tathra on the morning of  October 14, 2015.