UPDATE @ March 20 | The two men charged over the double murder of two Gold Coasters last year, have appeared in Southport court today.
Shane Ross and Cameron Martin were shot dead near Martin Shiel Park in Tallebudgera last October.
42-year-old Brodie Singh, and 34-year-old Nathan Miller have been charged with two counts of murder with a ‘serious organised crime’ circumstance of aggravation, and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
They both fronted court today, where neither made an application for bail.
They’ll remain behind bars until the matters are back in court on June 18.
Meantime, Gold Coast police say they are still trying to work out the exact motive behind the murders of Shane Ross and Cameron Martin.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith says the victims were know to the two alleged killers.
“We will be alleging that there was clearly a vicious and premeditated crime, where you’ve got members the Outlawed Motorcycle Gang the Long Wolves, organising a meeting with the victims and then obviously shooting them dead,” Det. Smith said.
EARLIER @ March 19 | Police have made a breakthrough in their investigation into the deaths of two Gold Coast men in Tallebudgera last year, charging two men with murder.
47-year-old Cameron Martin was found dead in his white 2015 Mercedes Benz C200 which had crashed into a tree on Tallebudgera Creek Road on Friday October 18.
A post mortem revealed he had suffered suffered a puncture wound to the chest shortly before the crash.
Shane Ross, 36, was then found dead two days later in bushland at Martin Shiel Park.
Detectives today arrested a 42-year-old man and a 34-year-old man, both from Coolangatta.
They have been charged with two counts of murder with a ‘serious organised crime’ circumstance of aggravation, and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Both men will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a third man who is currently in custody in New South Wales on the same charges,
Police last week released fresh CCTV vision as they ramped up their investigation, while Mr Ross’ wife and Mr Martin’s father both issued emotional pleas for information.
Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said it was a complex and difficult investigation.
“It will be alleged the murders were premeditated involving significant planning by the alleged offenders who are senior members of the Lone Wolf OMCG,” Detective Superintendent Smith said.
“The work completed by the investigative team demonstrates the Queensland Police Service’s commitment to solving complex crimes stretching over multiple jurisdictions.
“These were vicious and premediated crimes we will allege were carried out by an organised crime gang.
“Public information has been critical to solving the matter and bringing closure to the victims’ families.
“To this end, we continue to call for public information to ensure all persons connected to these crimes face the consequences of their actions.”