One of two men charged with the murder of Tyron Beauchamp remains behind bars after his latest court appearance.
Andrew Maxwell Tisdell, 23, of Wingham Road Taree is charged with murder.
Tisdell was refused bail when he appeared before Magistrate Georgina Darcy in the Port Macquarie Local Court on June 4.
He is yet to enter a plea.
Tisdell is charged with allegedly murdering Beauchamp on Christmas Day, 2018, sometime between 1.30am and 2.30am.
The matter against Tisdell is next listed for committal in the Port Macquarie Local Court on July 23, 2020.
Fellow Taree resident Darcy Dufty, 25, of Milligan Street is also charged with murder.
He will reappear in the Port Macquarie Local Court on July 9.
Court documents show that the body of 41-year-old Beauchamp was found alight by Rural Fire Service volunteers in the Yarrat State Forest, just west of Taree on December 27, 2018.
A post mortem examination revealed Mr Beauchamp had been seriously assaulted before his body was taken to the area and set on fire.
Police alleged the victim's hands and teeth had been removed before being set alight in an attempt to cover up his murder.
Michael David Bennett, 44 of Wynter Street Taree remains on bail following his appearance in court.
Bennett is charged with being an accessory after the fact in the alleged murder; cause grievous bodily harm with intent and concealing a serious indictable offence.
He will be sentenced in the Taree District Court in August.
Another man, 20-year-old Austin Parrish, of Frances Street, Taree, remains on bail.
Parrish appeared in the Port Macquarie Local Court before Magistrate Georgina Darcy on June 4, 2020.
He is charged with being an accessory after the fact, hinder the discovery of evidence to an indictable offence, and, conceal serious indictable offence in the murder of Mr Beauchamp.
The case against Parrish was adjourned to the same court on July 9, 2020.
No pleas have been entered.
Judge Ellis placed a suppression order on the reporting of a fifth man charged in relation to the alleged murder of Beauchamp.
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