A man has once again faced a magistrate over the alleged murder of his partner in South Albury.
Greg Trimmings appeared in Albury Local Court this week via a video link to jail, where he has been held bail refused since the woman’s death last April.
The only comment from Trimmings was a “yep” when magistrate Rodney Brender asked if he understood what had just occurred.
A Director of Public Prosecutions representative said an agreement had been reached with Trimmings’ defence to hold a case conference on March 5.
The case was adjourned to March 19.
Trimmings, who is in his early 40s, and his 46-year-old partner moved to Albury from South Australia at the end of 2017.
It is alleged the woman died from head injuries inflicted by Trimmings in their Olive Street unit.
Meanwhile, in another case Mr Brender granted a temporary non-publication order on the name of a man in custody over allegations relating to letters he wrote.
The man’s lawyer, Rohan Harrison, said his client feared retribution from other prisoners if his name was released.
He faces Commonwealth charges for allegedly writing letters to “fictitious” people describing sexual fantasies about his partner’s two children.
Even without such an order, the man cannot be identified because this in turn would identify the alleged victims.
Mr Brender refused bail over what he considered “very serious charges”, adjourning the case to February 26.
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