THE trial of Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell will be held in the District Court after Judge Peter Brebner rejected an application from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to have the matter transferred to the Supreme Court.
Judge Brebner said the case was “not complex” enough to warrant being heard in the Supreme Court.
He also cited the lack of Supreme Court Judges to hear the trial in the near future.
However, Judge Brebner reserved his decision on whether the trial will be held in the Adelaide District Court or remain in Mount Gambier.
Facing 20 counts of theft and six of