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AustraliaMelbourne park murder accused faces court

04:50  27 may  2019
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Elderly man 'overwhelmed' as he faces court accused of hit-run

Elderly man 'overwhelmed' as he faces court accused of hit-run An elderly Perth man, accused of hitting an UberEats cyclist with his car and leaving her for dead, has faced court after police spent more than two weeks trying to track him down. Colin Clive Johnson, 86, was charged over the alleged hit and run that left 23-year-old Javiera Morgado with serious injuries. The UberEats rider was cycling along Bishopgate Street in Carsilsle around 9pm one day in March when she was struck by a car, became trapped underneath the vehicle and dragged along the road for more than 100 metres. © 9news Colin Clive Johnson was charged over the hit and run.

A man and woman will face court on Friday charged over the murder of a man who was found in wheelie bin in Melbourne 's northern suburbs. A council worker discovered the body of Ashley Phillips as he was emptying a bin at the intersection of Young and Butler streets in Preston about 8am on May

The sister of a woman found dead in a laneway in Melbourne 's Chinatown describes her as a loving woman who was always there for everybody, as a court hears her accused killer had recently stopped taking medication prescribed to treat schizophrenia.

Melbourne park murder accused faces court© Supplied Courtney Herron, 25, was found dead in Parkville at 9.15am on Saturday. A homeless man accused of killing 25-year-old Courtney Herron in a Melbourne park has a "possible delusional disorder", his lawyer has told a court.

Henry Richard Hammond, 27, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday, after being charged overnight with murdering Ms Herron, whose body was found in Royal Park in the city's inner north on Saturday morning.

It's alleged she was killed earlier that day.

Hammond looked around the courtroom, smiling occasionally, during the brief court hearing.

He wore black and had bruising on his face, including a black eye.

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A man charged with the murder of a woman found dead in Melbourne 's Chinatown has faced court .

A schizophrenic man has faced court accused of murdering a woman whose body was found in Melbourne 's Chinatown. Bell sat in the dock of Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday with a lowered head as his lawyer Steven Pica said the accused had been un-medicated for a long time.

His lawyer Bernie Balmer said Hammond had custody management issues.

"There's a diagnosis of possible delusional disorder, possible autism spectrum disorder and historical diagnosis of ADHD," he said.

Prosecutor Madeleine Sargent originally asked for up to four months for police to put together their brief of evidence against Hammond.

A pathology report is still to be completed and officers are reviewing CCTV footage.

Magistrate Donna Bakos said police could have until August 5 to prepare the documents and ordered Hammond, of no fixed address, be remanded in custody until a committal mention on September 16.

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