Man appears on double murder charge

Accused double murderer Marco Daniel Rusterholz, 49, has appeared briefly in Launceston's Supreme Court earlier today via video link.

The former Rocherlea resident has pleaded not guilty to killing Angela Hallam and her partner Joshua Newman in Ravenswood in 2012.

Prosecutors allege the couple were found stabbed to death in Ms Hallam's Pioneer Parade unit.

South Australian man David Ronald Morgan, 55, who has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to murder Ms Hallam, appeared separately via video link.

Both men were remanded in custody until March 17.