A man accused of plotting to murder two South Australian
judges is in hospital and will face a private bedside
hearing, while his co-accused is due in court.
The men, aged 63 and 44, from Murray Bridge, southeast of
Adelaide, were arrested on Sunday after what major crime
detectives described as "a sophisticated investigation" over
They are accused of plotting to murder the two judges and to
destroy their homes and that of a senior police officer,
crimes which police believe were to take place this week.
Detective Greg Hutchins alleges the offences were motivated
by retribution and the older man offered to pay the young man
to carry out the crimes.
Police on Sunday said the men, who are charged with
conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to commit arson on a home
thereby endangering life, would appear in Murray Bridge
Magistrates court on Monday.
However, police now say only the 44-year-old man will appear
in the court.
"The 63-year-old man also charged is currently receiving
treatment in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and will be subject
to a private bedside court hearing sometime today," they said
in a statement.