The boyfriend of a cheerleader who fell from an 11th-floor balcony will no longer stand trial for her murder after all charges against him were dropped
Jayden Daniel Moorea was charged in 2019 with murdering 21-year-old Breeana Robinson, who died on January 29, 2013.
He was due to stand trial later this year.
Police initially alleged Mr Moorea, formerly known as Dan Shearin, threw Ms Robinson from his 11th storey Southport apartment balcony on the Gold Coast.
Mr Moorea has always denied the allegations.
He was charged after the state coroner postponed an inquest into Ms Robinson’s death in 2017 and recommended police reopen their investigation.
Robinson, a cheerleader for the Gold Coast Titans, had moved into Mr Morea’s apartment prior to her death.
Mr Moorea was listed to stand trial from November 13, with Moorea to face one count each of murder and damaging evidence with intent.
However, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions office formally withdrew the two charges against Mr Moorea in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Justice Peter Applegarth formally discharged Mr Moorea on both counts following the prosecution’s instructions to drop the charges against him.
Prosecutors had determined there are no reasonable prospects of securing a conviction in the case against Mr Moorea.