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1. Daniel James Holdom seen with Khandalyce Stevenson in the days after her mother was killed.
Two months after being charged with the murder of her mother, Karlie Pearce-Stevenson Daniel James Holdom was charged yesterday with the murder of Khandalyce Stevenson, 2.
The remains of Khandalyce were found in a suitcase dumped on the side of a South Australian highway near Wynarka, east of Adelaide, in July this year.
Police allege that Holdom killed Khandalyce while on the way to South Australia in the vicinity of the small NSW town of Wallaroo some time between 2.17am on December 19 and 12.52am on December 20 just days after killing her mother.
News Limited reports that witnesses saw with a man with Khandalyce several days after he had allegedly killed her mother.
NSW Homicide boss Detective Mick Willing said both mother and daughter had suffered “violent deaths.”
“All the details will come out in due course,” he said.
Meanwhile the Adelaide woman questioned over the murders and over the use of the bank account of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson has said that she will face no charges over the killings.
Police have previously said a man and at least two women “have been responsible for financial transactions” involving Pearce-Stevenson’s bank account and Centrelink payments in the years after her death.
Hazel Passmore told The Advertiser she would face “no charges in relation to murder.’’
She told the newspaper she was relieved that Holdom had been charged and when asked if she would face any charges, she said, “I don’t know … I don’t think so. No charges in relation to murder, anyway.”