John Stenberg in an audition photo for a role in the murder mystery called Mystery Road, which he auditioned for while on the run following the murder of Broadwater man Ned Kelly.
John Stenberg in an audition photo for a role in the murder mystery called Mystery Road, which he auditioned for while on the run following the murder of Broadwater man Ned Kelly.

Man accused of decapitating 'Ned' Kelly faces NSW court

THE former fugitive accused of decapitating Broadwater's Edward "Ned" Kelly has fronted a Sydney court.

Jonathon Andrew Stenberg was expected to be arraigned over 54-year-old Ned's murder on Friday but the case was adjourned until next month.

He appeared briefly in the NSW Supreme Court but did not apply for bail.

The most recent delay comes almost a year after Ned was found beheaded at his Broadwater home.

A hat had allegedly been left where his head should have been.

Stenberg, an ex-military officer, allegedly led police on a hunt across three states before he was discovered at a remote camping site near Darwin.

He will front court again on July 5.

GRISLY MURDER: Police search the property in River Street, Broadwater, where Ned Kelly was found dead. John Stenberg (pictured at left) is charged with Kelly’s murder.
GRISLY MURDER: Police search the property in River Street, Broadwater, where Ned Kelly was found dead. John Stenberg (pictured at left) is charged with Kelly’s murder. Cathy Adams

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