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Vic murder accomplice out on bail

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016 Jacqueline Le

A man once charged with murdering a woman whose bashed and burned body was found in a Victorian mine shaft will be released from jail.

Dylan Jez, 24, was granted bail on Tuesday after prosecutors did not oppose his promise to the Victorian Supreme Court to reside in regional Victoria, remain drug-free, and put up a $150,000 surety.

Jez has been in custody since September last year.

In August he pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the murder of mother-of-two Simone Quinlan after a magistrate dropped a murder charge against him because of a lack of evidence.

He has yet to be sentenced.

The badly burned remains of Ms Quinlan, 33, were recovered from a mine shaft in Kangaroo Flat days after she was last seen on August 24, 2015.

Her boyfriend and another man have been committed to stand trial for her murder.

As part of Jez's bail conditions, he must report to police three times a week and continue drug counselling.

He must obey a curfew and is banned from contacting witnesses in the prosecution case.

"I hope Jez appreciates the opportunity that has been given to him," Justice Jane Dixon said on Tuesday.

Jez was previously denied bail in August after a magistrate agreed with police that he was a flight risk.

Prosecutor Bruce Nibbs on Tuesday said bail was unopposed because the defence had proposed measures which addressed all their concerns.

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