Man accused of killing ex-partner Logee Osias was on bail

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A man accused of killing his former partner, Analyn “Logee” Osias, at her home in Kangaroo Flat was on bail at the time of the alleged murder.

Osias, 46, died in hospital on October 29 after she was allegedly fatally assaulted while her two primary-school aged children were inside the house.

James Pualic has been charged over the murder of Logee Osias.

James William Pualic, 44, from Junortoun, faced Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, wearing a bright-green jumper and sitting with his face down during the brief hearing.

He faces charges, including murder, trespass with the intent to assault, breach of a court order and committing an indictable offence while on bail, according to documents released by the court.

The police brief states Pualic allegedly went to the home of Osias, with whom he was “in a former domestic relationship”, and fatally assaulted her on October 29. He was arrested the following day.

The court heard Pualic had been released on bail on August 4 in relation to other charges. Pualic’s bail for these charges was revoked on Wednesday.

A picture of Logee Osias is placed at outside a church at a vigil for the mother of four held in Bendigo on Tuesday.Credit: Jason South

The prosecution asked for additional time to compile their evidence against Pualic due to the seriousness of the alleged offending and the large volume of forensic material that still needed to be tested. Other evidence still needed to be lodged with the electronic crime team for further analysis.

Pualic was remanded in custody to reappear before the court in March.

The Age earlier reported Osias was described by members of Bendigo’s Filipino community as a dedicated mother of four.

She had written about how excited she was to watch her adult daughter grow up in a post published on her social media page hours before her death.

“You’re every bit the woman I’d hoped you’d be and more,” she said. “Now I just sit and wonder about how much better you’ll become. I can’t wait to see how much further you’ll go.”

Close friend Roma O’Donnell said Osias had dated Pualic briefly after the father of her two youngest children died in a road accident.

O’Donnell said Osias was a loving mother who would do anything for her four children.

A 44-year-old Junortoun man has been arrested in Harcourt North as part of the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in Kangaroo Flat.Credit: Nine News

“I am so worried about her children, especially for the two little ones who were with her when Logee was [killed]. We all want justice for Logee,” O’Donnell said.

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