Prosecutors have decided to press ahead with plans to take a man to trial over the death of his South Albury partner.
Doubts had been raised about the likelihood of Greg Trimmings being put before a jury in the wake of a special witness hearing in July.
That hearing before Albury Local Court heard evidence from forensic pathologist Dr Jane Vuletic that Ingrid Driver, 46, might have died from complex health issues caused by her alcoholism.
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This was rather than being due to domestic violence allegedly inflicted by the accused.
Trimmings had been bail refused ever since Ms Driver's death in April, 2018, from head injuries police alleged were inflicted by him in the couple's Olive Street unit.
After the hearing, the matter was referred back to the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions for review.
In what initially was set down for a committal for trial in mid-October, DPP lawyer Aaron Thomas told magistrate Richard Funston there was the possibility of "no further proceedings".
But the court was informed on Tuesday that the DPP had decided it would take the manslaughter allegation to trial
Defence lawyer Jane Murray told magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim, who appeared via a video link to Wagga Local Court, that the DPP had informed the defence on November 13 "that the matter was to proceed".
"Effectively it's been a week, we've had a week (to look at the prosecution brief of evidence)," she said.
Ms Murray, who has only just taken over the matter from Wagga lawyer Shaun Mortimer, sought an adjournment to February.
She argued that Trimmings had not had the opportunity to consider the brief of evidence with his defence team and so the adjournment was crucial to ensure that took place.
Ms Murray said Trimmings did not want access to the brief while in custody because he believed this would have made him a target for other inmates.
Prosecution lawyer Mary-Beth McFarlane, appearing on behalf of Mr Thomas, said the DPP's position was that "we are in a position to proceed to committal today".
Trimmings, 44, was granted bail on August 14 and was later allowed a bail variation so he could live in his home state of South Australia.
Mr Abdul-Karim rejected such a lengthy adjournment as he said the case was already well outside the time-frame allowed for in the lead-up to a committal for trial.
His preference was an adjournment of two to three weeks.
Mr Abdul-Karim set the committal down for December 10 and warned there would be no further adjournments.
Bail was further varied so Trimmings need only report to police each Friday, rather than on three days every week.