Yun Qing 'Jack' Liu.
A man accused of murdering his partner, after her body
was found 14 months after going missing, has been granted bail.
Yun Qing "Jack"Liu, 57 was charged with the murder of
44-year-old accountant Cissy Chen after her remains were
found in March.
Liu's lawyer Michael Kan made a bail application in the High
Court at Auckland today after two previous unsuccessful
attempts in May and June.
Justice Pamela Andrews granted the Torbay resident bail but
only on strict conditions.
Liu will be released from Mt Eden prison next week and will
have to remain at his bail address 24 hours a day, seven days
The defendant will also have to wear an anklet which sends
out an electronic signal, allowing Corrections and the police
to monitor his movements.
Liu was originally scheduled to stand trial in October, but
Mr Kan successfully applied to have that date pushed back to
give him further preparation time.
Justice Andrews confirmed today the trial will now take place
Ms Chen was last seen alive on November 5, 2012, after
leaving the accountancy firm she worked at and driving home
to the North Shore.
Police found her body in late March after a contractor mowing
the lawns at Totaravale Reserve discovered a ribcage and a
skull in a drain.
Most of the rest of Ms Chen's remains were found nearby, and
Liu was arrested and charged with murder in early April.
Liu will next appear in court for an administrative hearing
His trial is scheduled to last at least four weeks.
- Rob Kidd of APNZ