Second man charged with murder over Kelly Wilkinson’s death faces court

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The second man charged with murder over the death of Gold Coast mother Kelly Wilkinson has faced her family today while his matter was mentioned in court.

Bradley Bell, 25, faced Southport Magistrates’ Court wrapped in a hospital gown this morning.

9News understands Mr Bell is a former colleague of Ms Wilkinson’s estranged husband and her accused killer Brian Johnston, with both working at a Coomera marine engineering company.

Bradley Bell, 25, has been charged with murder over Kelly Wilkinson's death.
Bradley Bell, 25, has been charged with murder over Kelly Wilkinson’s death. He is accused of helping her alleged killer buy fuel used in the murder. (Nine)
Kelly Wilkinson was allegedly murdered by her estranged partner.
Kelly Wilkinson was allegedly murdered by her estranged partner. (GoFundMe)

Police allege Mr Bell helped Mr Johnston collect fuel and drove the former US marine to Ms Wilkinson’s Arundel home.

The fuel was then allegedly used to cover the 27-year-old mother before she was set alight, with Mr Johnston later found streets away with significant burns.

Mr Bell was interviewed by police in the days following the murder but was only arrested yesterday at a Coomera business.

Ms Wilkinson's family was present at court today, police alleging Bell wasn't known to them or Kelly.
Ms Wilkinson’s family, seen here at a memorial in April, were in court today. (Nine)

Police have accused Mr Bell of knowing Mr Johnston’s alleged plans and helped facilitate them.

Ms Wilkinson’s family was present at court today.

Police allege Mr Bell wasn’t known to them or Ms Wilkinson.

Mr Bell was remanded in custody with his matter, and Mr Johnston’s, to be heard again in October.



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