A man charged with killing his partner in Albury in late April still hasn’t secured legal representation.
Greg Trimmings submitted an application to Legal Aid NSW on Friday.
But a lawyer with Legal Aid told Albury Local Court on Monday that this had not yet been processed.
Nevertheless, Rohan Harris asked magistrate Rodney Brender to rule that a brief of the prosecution case against the 43-year-old be served on Legal Aid.
Prosecutor Sergeant Erica Mulligan said 75 statements had been obtained in NSW and South Australia.
Sergeant Mulligan said forensic evidence had been compiled.
“The thing that’s holding it up is the pathology report, which we haven’t received,” she said.
“But I’ve been informed we will be getting that within the next couple of weeks”.
Mr Harris said the brief had been served on a barrister in South Australia “who believes he’s in” the case.
But he said the barrister would not be retained by Legal Aid to represent Trimmings at trial.
“(The brief) probably needs to be re-served,” Mr Harris said.
Trimmings made a brief appearance in court, via a video link to jail, wearing prison greens and a crucifix on a chain around his neck.
He initially faced a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm, but not long afterwards detectives attached to Strike Force Merriwee upgraded that charge to murder.
Trimmings and his 46-year-old partner had only moved to the area from South Australia in December. It is alleged the woman died from head injuries inflicted by Trimmings in their Olive Street unit.
Mr Brender ordered that the balance of brief be served on Legal Aid in Albury.
The case will be mentioned again on September 25.