Accused murderer faces SA Supreme Court

A man accused of a bikie-related killing in Adelaide has less than a month to decide whether he will be tried by jury or judge alone.

Jesse Ray Penhall faced the Adelaide Supreme Court on Tuesday charged with the murder of truck hire businessman David Norris, who had links to the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.

Penhall, who had earlier pleaded not guilty, was remanded in custody and will next appear in court later this month.

Police said Mr Norris was subjected to an extremely violent attack, but haven't disclosed how he died or the motive for the murder.

In 2008, Penhall survived an ambush in which he was shot 15 times when he was confronted by four men in the small SA town of Paskeville.

With wounds to his neck, shoulder, hands and stomach, he managed to stagger into the Paskeville Hotel to get help.

A co-accused, who has pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation, appeared alongside Penhall and had been bailed until his next appearance in July.