A man accused of murdering Gerogery man William Chaplin 10 years ago made a rare appearance in Albury Local Court on Tuesday.
He fronted court via a video link to jail, where he has been held bail refused ever since his arrest and extradition to NSW from Queensland in September.
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The 25-year-old's only comment, after removing his cap, was to confirm that he was the accused.
While his appearance was before the Local Court, he cannot be identified as he was a minor, aged 16, at the time of allegedly committing the crime.
Director of Public Prosecutions representative Aaron Thomas said a charge certificate on the murder count would be filed with the court at the accused's next court date of April 14.
That will pave the way for a committal to trial.
In another major criminal case before the court on Tuesday, a boy, 16, declined to appear via a video link to jail on an attempted murder charge.
The accused is one of two boys charged after a girl was found inside a burning Swan Street house on November 11 in a "semi-conscious state".
The case was adjourned to March 17, again for charge certification.