Murwillumbah Police station.
Murwillumbah Police station. John Gass

Man charged with Mur'bah murder remains behind bars

A MAN charged with murder over the suspicious death of a woman at Tomewin, north of Murwillumbah, in April, remains behind bars.

Gary Clifford Blackman appeared in Lismore Local Court  via video link from Sydney's Silverwater Metropolitan Reception and Remand Centre on Tuesday charged with murder over the death of 53-year-old Nicole Weate on April 2.

After receiving information from the public, when police attended a residence at Tomewin, about 10km north of Murwillumbah, on Saturday April 5,  they discovered Ms Weate's body.

Later that day, Blackman, 62, was arrested and placed under guard at Murwillumbah District Hospital while he received treatment in relation to a separate issue.

When Blackman was discharged from hospital on Monday April 5, he was taken to Tweed Heads police station and charged with murder.

On Tuesday Lismore Local Court heard a pharmacological report was still outstanding for Blackman.

His solicitor Cameron Bell said he had made representations to the prosecution in relation to his clients condition when he was interviewed by police.

Mr Bell said he had been served with a huge brief of evidence of more than 1000 pages pertaining to the case.

He did not apply for bail on behalf of his client, but indicated a future bail application was likely.

"I have indicated to the prosecution that I am in the process of getting a bail application ready," Mr Bell said.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned Blackman's case until October at Lismore Local Court.



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