UPDATE | Man faces court charged with murder of Gold Coast cheerleader

UPDATE at January 26 2019 | A man accused of throwing his girlfriend from the balcony of his 11th floor apartment in Southport in 2013, has faced court.

Formerly known as Daniel Shearin, the 45-year-old fronted Southport Court as Jayden Moorea on Saturday, charged with the murder of Breeana Robinson.

Moorea was arrested by Gold Coast police on Friday, almost six-year to the day since Breeana plunged to her death.


The family of the former Titans cheerleader sat in the front row of the gallery, to stare-down the man they have long believed was responsible for the 21-year-old’s death.

Moorea reportedly tried to avoid them, staring straight ahead with his arms crossed.

He was remanded in custody until February 19.

EARLIER at January 25 2019 3:25 PM | THE former boyfriend of Gold Coast cheerleader Breeana Robinson has officially been charged with her murder, six years after the 21-year-old fell to her death in Southport.

Dan Shearin, 45, was arrested on the Coast on Friday morning and charged with one count of murder, damaging evidence with intent and attempted fraud.

The Nerang man is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Ms Robinson died after she was allegedly thrown from the balcony of an 11th floor apartment complex in Southport on January 29, 2013.

FIRST at 7:00 AM (by Shanee Dobeson) | A MAN has been arrested in relation to the murder of a former Gold Coast cheerleader who fell to her death from an apartment balcony six years ago.

Breeana Robinson was just 21-years-old when police say he was allegedly thrown from the balcony of an 11th floor apartment complex in Southport on January 29, 2013.

Miss Robinson’s former boyfriend Dan Shearin, 45, was taken into custody by Homicide Squad detectives on the Gold Coast this morning.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of the Gold Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch said today’s arrest is the culmination of years of hard work by detectives.

“The investigative team has left no stone unturned in identifying the circumstances of Breeana’s death demonstrating the passage of time is no escape for offenders,’ he said.

“Whilst investigations are ongoing, it is hoped Breeana’s family get some small comfort in seeing someone been brought to account for her death.”s


Shearin is expected to be charged with murder, fraud, and damaging evidence with intent later today.

“The anticipated charges directly relate to actions concerning the death of Breeana,” Qld police said.