GC businessman John Chardon pleads not guilty to wife’s murder

UPDATE @ August 16, 2019: The trial of a Gold Coast businessman charged with murdering his wife more than six years ago is set to continue today.

John Chardon formally pleaded not guilty to murdering wife Novy in Brisbane’s Supreme Court on Thursday.

The mother of two vanished from her home at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast on February 6, 2013.


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Her car was found abandoned near the Nerang train station five days later, however her body has never been found.

The trial yesterday heard Mr Chardon told one of his wife’s friends that she had packed up her bags and left. He also allegedly told the friend that he had called a carpet cleaner to clean his wife’s bedroom.

The court also heard the pair had been living separated under the same roof and had both been having affairs.

It’s understood Novy met with a lawyer in the days before she went missing.

The trial has been set for four weeks.

EARLIER @ August 15, 2019: The trial for a Gold Coast businessman charged with murdering his wife more than six years ago has just gotten underway in Brisbane’s Supreme Court.

John Chardon is accused of shooting the mother of his children, Novy Chardon, before dumping her body in the Gold Coast seaway.

Ms Chardon vanished from her home at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast on February 6, 2013.

The mother-of-two’s car was found abandoned near the Nerang train station five days later, however her body has never been found.

Mr Chardon has formally pleaded not guilty to the murder.

The trial is expected to go for four weeks.

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