Trial Date Set For Trio Accused Of NSW Police Murder

The trial could last eight weeks

Trial Date Set For Trio Accused Of NSW Police Murder

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The three men accused of killing of NSW police accountant Curtis Cheng will face trial next year.

Lawyers representing Talal Alameddine, 24, Mustafa Dirani, 23, and Milad Atai, 21, appeared in the Sydney Supreme Court this morning to set a trial date, AAP reports.

The three men are all charged with doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act, with Alameddine and Dirani also charged with supplying the revolver used outside Parramatta police HQ in 2015, AAP reports.

Mr Cheng, 58, died instantly after being shot in the back of the head as he left work on October 2.

His killer, 15-year-old Farhad Jabar, was shot dead by police.

Alameddine, Dirani and Atai were previously committed to stand trial in relation to the murder, after a hearing before Magistrate Clare Farnan.

Supreme Court Justice Robert Allan Hulme set the joint trial down for June 4, 2018, noting it could take up to eight weeks.