A 20-year-old man accused of the murder Sydney man Morgan Huxley was refused bail yesterday.
NSW Police yesterday arrested Daniel Jack Kelsall, who did not enter a plea when appearing before Central Local Court.
He has been charged with murder and a stealing offence.
Police say they will need 12 weeks to fully prepare a brief of evidence. Magistrate Les Mabbott formally refused bail and ordered Mr Kelsall appear on October 15 again via video-link.
Irish-born physiotherapist Jean Redmond found Mr Huxley, her flatmate, in his bedroom on the night he was stabbed to death.
It was reported Mr Huxley, 31, was at an engagement party, and dropped into his local, The Oaks Hotel, in Neutral Bay before making his way home about 1.30am.
Ms Redmond is believed to have been out with friends on the Saturday night and got back to the unit shortly before 3am.
The young Irishwoman reportedly heard gargling noises coming from his room in the early hours of September 8.
She entered the room and found him bleeding to death on his bedroom floor in the Neutral Bay unit they shared. Mr Huxley, 31, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital but later died.
Ms Redmond last month attended the funeral of Mr Huxley in North Ryde with her boyfriend Ertan Ucar.
“She was very close to Morgan. They lived together for quite a while and were mates, you know,” a friend told the Daily Telegraph.
Ms Redmond works for BJC Health in Chatswood and studied at the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. She previously worked in Leeds Teaching Hospitals for three years, according to the BJC website.