The Alfredton man accused of killing a woman in South Australia almost three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Matthew Donald Tilley has been ordered to stand trial for the cold-case murder of mother-of-two Suzanne Poll after denying the accusation in the Adelaide Magistrates' Court on Friday, according to newspaper The Advertiser.
The now-47-year-old was living 300 metres away from the shop at the time on April 29, 1993.
Police believe it was a robbery gone-wrong, which resulted in the 36-year-old's death. She received about 40 vicious stab wounds, including some in her back which penetrated through her chest.
It's alleged the killer was injured during the attack and as well as leaving blood behind in Mrs Poll's handbag, there was also blood on a filing cabinet and a door.
Tilley was flown to South Australia from Ballarat last September after the DNA breakthrough linked him to the murder.
In May it was reported a witness had picked Tilley out of a photo line-up, which led to detectives conducting even more interviews.
He was refused bail for a third time in March after he argued he was at risk of catching COVID-19 because he shared a cell with three other inmates and a phone at Yatala Labour Prison in the northern suburbs.
According to The Advertiser, Magistrate Simon Smart remanded Tilley in custody to face the Supreme Court in December.
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