A man accused of killing his partner in South Albury did not front court early on Monday afternoon to answer a murder charge.
The case against Greg Trimmings, 43, was briefly mentioned before magistrate Rodney Brender, with the accused remaining in the Albury police cells.
No bail was applied for and so it was formerly refused by Mr Brender.
Trimmings was remanded in custody to appear again in Albury Local Court on July 2, via a video link to jail.
His solicitor initially asked for a longer-than-usual adjournment for the preparation of the police brief.
But Mr Brender said he would grant an eight-week adjournment and if a further extension was required he would give that due consideration at the next mention.
Trimmings initially faced a single charge of assault occasioning bodily harm and was remanded in custody to appear in court last Tuesday.
Detectives attached to Strike Force Merriwee upgraded that charge to murder on Friday.
Police are seeking the public’s help in order to trace the movements of the couple.
They revealed on Monday morning how Trimmings and his 46-year-old partner had only moved to the area from South Australia in December.
The woman died of head injuries allegedly inflicted by her partner in their Olive Street unit.
Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said police were called to the unit on April 30 about 7.45am.
The partner was arrested in Lambert Park, Albury, about midday.
It was further revealed in court by Mr Brender that the alleged attack could have happened as early as 2pm the previous day.
Inspector Woodward said he could not comment on how he was alerted to the job, “but neighbours in the past have rung up with concerns”.
“Upon entry to the unit we found the female unconscious on the floor suffering from head injuries,” he said.
The woman died later that night at Albury hospital.
“She has died alone, her next of kin were in South Australia and it’s distressing for everybody involved.”
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