A 19-year-old man has appeared in a Brisbane court charged with the murder and robbery of Brian Heathcote at Nundah on the weekend.

Brian Heathcote, 40, was bashed to death on a Nundah street around 1.30am AEST on Sunday.

He was walking home after leaving a nearby hotel when the alleged attack occurred. His body was discovered on the footpath by two people who were driving by. Police have charged 19-year-old Tyson Alfred Barden with Mr Heathcote’s murder, and also with robbery with violence.

At a brief appearance in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, Barden did not apply for bail and the matter was set for mention in March. Police are still questioning an 18-year-old woman over Mr Heathcote’s death.

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