Business partner to stand trial for Gold Coast man's execution-style murder
More than 20 years after a Gold Coast businessman was shot four times in the head, his partner has been committed to stand trial for his murder.
Neil Andrew Pentland, 69, is charged with the April 1997 execution-style killing of Philip Carlyle, whose body was found at his Robina business.
The 48-year-old father-of-three had been at the property to tidy up some loose ends before departing on a planned overseas trip.
A security guard found Mr Carlyle's body in the air conditioning room with four gunshots wounds, fired at close range, to the head.
He had been shot with Norma brand bullets, imported from Sweden and rare in Australia at that time.
At the time police believed Mr Carlyle knew his killer.
Last year the cold case was reopened as part of Operation Carye and three people were arrested, including Mr Pentland.