Man charged with murdering his Gold Coast business partner to front court

A man recently charged with the 1997 murder of his Gold Coast business partner is trying to get released from custody.

Neil Pentland was arrested in June 2017 after police re-opened the cold case investigation into the execution-style killing of Philip Carlyle.

Carlyle, was found in an air-conditioning plant room at his business in April 1997 with four gunshot wounds to the head.


Pentland is due to face a bail hearing in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday.

Mechanic John Hitchen was released on bail in June after briefly being charged as an accessory to the murder.

Pentland’s wife Dianne Margaret Pentland is also on bail, charged with making a misleading or false statement.