A magistrate has pointed to the “very long period of time” already spent in custody by the man accused of a fatal Lavington stabbing last year.
Adam Jay Azzi fronted Albury Local Court on Monday via a video link to Long Bay jail, just on 11 months since his arrest for the murder of Lloyd Frederick Kennedy.
Mr Kennedy died in Albury hospital following unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him outside a house in Webb Street on November 6.
Azzi listened quietly during the brief mention of his matter, speaking only when magistrate Tony Murray asked him if he understood what had just taken place. “Thank you your honour,” Azzi, 44, said. “Thanks mate.”
A cut-off date of October 31 was set for submissions on the brief of evidence, with the prosecution to reply by November 21.
Mr Murray told defence solicitor Mark Cronin he assumed the brief was “huge”.
Mr Cronin said the brief was, given it comprised five folders of material.
The case was adjourned to December 4.