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Extreme Porn Part Of WA Serial Killer Case

Extreme pornography and a graphic horror movie about a man who rapes and murders women are among the evidence a Perth judge will examine before the Claremont serial killings trial.

Bradley Robert Edwards, 50, will stand trial before a judge sitting without a jury for an estimated nine months starting on July 22 over the murders of Ciara Glennon, 27, Jane Rimmer, 23, and 18-year-old Sarah Spiers.

At a directions hearing in the West Australian Supreme Court on Thursday, aimed at examining the admissibility of some evidence for the trial, Edwards sat in the dock wearing business attire, speaking only to confirm his name.

A woman in the public gallery was immediately thrown out after she shouted: "Edwards, evil dog! Burn in hell with Satan! You're a dog, Edwards, a dog! Evil Satan, burn in hell!"

The hearing was scheduled to run for three days but instead lasted less than one hour after prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo requested an adjournment so Justice Stephen Hall could examine more evidence.

"There's a significant amount of evidence to get your head around," Ms Barbagallo said.

Among the evidence is a six-hour police interview and its 173-page transcript, and 20 statements.

Ms Barbagallo also referred to a prison call, a violent movie called Forced Entry which she described as "very graphic" in terms of "what is done and how it's done", and BDSM pornography.

"We are not talking about pornography that is beige or vanilla, we are talking about pornography that is extreme," she said.

"There is no description I can give ... that adequately reflects what's in the material."

Defence counsel Paul Yovich suggested Justice Hall did not need to view the material to determine whether it was admissible but the judge said he would examine it.

The court heard other categories of evidence included "the Huntingdale prowler", women's clothing, Hollywood Hospital and a Telstra witness but no further details were provided.

The hearing was adjourned until Monday.

Ms Spiers was the first Claremont victim to vanish in January 1996, and Ms Glennon was the third in March 1997.

The bodies of Ms Rimmer, a childcare worker, and Ms Glennon, a lawyer, were discovered in bushland weeks after they were killed, but the body of Ms Spiers, a secretary, has never been found.

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Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer

Edwards, a former Telstra worker and Little Athletics coach, is also accused of attacking an 18-year-old woman in her Huntingdale home in 1988 and raping a 17-year-old girl in Karrakatta in 1995.

AAP

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