Man accused of killing father for pension payments refused bail

A GOLD Coast man accused of murdering his father for his Centrelink pension payments has been refused bail. 

Police allege Ron Livingstone, 66, was stabbed to death on his Hope Island houseboat in November 2011.

His skeletal remains were unearthed in a shallow grave off Oakey Creek Road at Coomera in June 2013.


Mr Livingstone’s 22-year-old son, Nikolaus Blyton, was charged with his father’s murder and interfering with his corpse.

It’s further alleged Blyton continued to collect his father’s Centrelink payments for over a year.

Alleged accomplice, Timothy Cairns, 33, was also charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact, interfering with a corpse, attempting to pervert the course of justice and stealing.

Blyton’s bail application was refused in a Brisbane court today, despite his lawyer claiming the killing was self defence.

He was remanded in custody with a committal mention listed for Friday.