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Ex-footballer Chris Dawson seen with third wife after reporting for bail weeks before murder trial

Ex-footballer Chris Dawson seen with third wife after reporting for bail weeks before murder trial 2

Chris Dawson is seen enjoying a meal with his third wife at a cafe just weeks before the start of his trial for the alleged murder of his first wife, Lynette, 40 years ago

  • Chris Dawson has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Lynette in 1982
  • Attempt to have the case permanently halted was dismissed by High Court
  • Dawson reported for bail in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

Chris Dawson has been seen out with his third wife just weeks before he goes on trial for the alleged murder of his first wife.

After reporting for bail in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, he was seen with his third wife, Sue, in a cafe and shop. 

She has stuck with Dawson, 73, for more than three decades after first meeting him in 1990 or early 1991 when she was a science teacher and he was a PE teacher.

They lived at Yeppoon, near Rockhampton, on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast.

Chris Dawson is pictured after reporting for bail at Maroochydore Police Station before driving for two hours to Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast to meet his wife Sue

Chris Dawson is pictured after reporting for bail at Maroochydore Police Station before driving for two hours to Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast to meet his wife Sue

Chris Dawson (pictured left), is accused of killing his wife Lynette (pictured right) 40 years ago following her 1982 disappearance from Sydney

Chris Dawson (pictured left), is accused of killing his wife Lynette (pictured right) 40 years ago following her 1982 disappearance from Sydney

Dawson, a former professional rugby league player and teacher, is accused of killing his first wife Lynette 40 years ago following her 1982 disappearance in Sydney. 

He has pleaded not guilty. 

His trial for the alleged murder of Lynette is due to begin in the NSW Supreme Court on May 9, after the High Court of Australia dismissed an application for the matter to be struck out. 

Chris Dawson (left) is pictured having lunch with his wife Sue after reporting for bail at Maroochydore Police Station

Chris Dawson (left) is pictured having lunch with his wife Sue after reporting for bail at Maroochydore Police Station

Chris Dawson is pictured walking into Maroochydore Police Station on the Sunshine Coast

Chris Dawson is pictured walking into Maroochydore Police Station on the Sunshine Coast

Chris Dawson (right) is pictured with his third wife, Sue, shopping for household items in a Target store

Chris Dawson (right) is pictured with his third wife, Sue, shopping for household items in a Target store

Dawson has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife who was 33-years-old when she disappeared in Bayview in Sydney’s north, leaving two daughters behind.

Lynette Dawson’s body has never been recovered.  

Chris Dawson’s trial is likely to take up to eight weeks. 

Chris Dawson is pictured leaving Maroochydore Police Station on Friday, April 22 after reporting for bail

Chris Dawson is pictured leaving Maroochydore Police Station on Friday, April 22 after reporting for bail

Chris Dawson (left) is pictured with his wife Lynette. He has been charged with the murder of his then-wife Lynette, who went missing in Sydney's northern beaches in 1982. The body of the mother-of-two has never been recovered

Chris Dawson (left) is pictured with his wife Lynette. He has been charged with the murder of his then-wife Lynette, who went missing in Sydney’s northern beaches in 1982. The body of the mother-of-two has never been recovered

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