THE man charged with the murder of Bronwynne Richardson has declined to show his face in court today.
Colin Michael Newey, 61, remained in cells in Sydney's Central Local Court as his case was mentioned.
He was formally refused bail on charges of murder, rape and abduction and was ordered to reappear in Albury Court on October 13.
Newey was charged yesterday after being arrested in the South Australian town of Murray Bridge on Wednesday.
Police will allege Mr Newey initiated his own undoing after watching a television program while at his Murray Bridge home.
The show linked notorious Victorian paedophile "Mr Stinky" to the murder of his distant cousin on October 9, 1989, according to police close to the case.
The following day, Mr Newey allegedly made a chilling phone call to his local police station to gloat that he was somehow involved in Ms Richardson's death and that the program he viewed the day before was incorrect.
It was 25 years until fresh information from a 2011 coronial inquest linked Mr Newey to the phone call he allegedly made.