Man charged with NSW cold-case murder

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A man has been extradited from Queensland and charged with murder of a 29-year-old man on the NSW north coast seven years ago.

Dennis Dalton was found at the front of his Goonellabah home with severe head injuries in the early hours of June 6, 2013.

He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital then transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital, where he died on June 25.

Detectives established Strike Force Headley to investigate the crime and a coronial inquest held last year referred the matter to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Police arrested a 39-year-old man at a home in Holmview, southeast of Brisbane, on Tuesday.

He was extradited to NSW on Wednesday, taken to Lismore Police Station and formally charged with murder.

Police allege Mr Dalton and the man were involved in a fight on June 6, 2013.

The former Goonellabah man was refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court on Thursday.