Paragraph 5 reads: ""My client has instructed he is on the antidepressant medication, Zoloft, and there would be a need for the police medical officer to assist him to continue his medication," Mr Dean said.
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Charged: Michael Newling, of Shepparton, faced Shepparton Magistrates' Court on Friday.
June 16 2003Shepparton News
A 35-year-old Shepparton man charged with stabbing his de facto wife to death on Thursday night has been remanded in custody until September 9.
Michael Newling, of Gowrie St, Shepparton appeared in court late Friday morning facing one court of murder, following the death of 37-yearold Shepparton woman Elizabeth Ann Ralston.
Mr Newling appeared before Magistrate Peter Cousins via satellite link-up from Wodonga Magistrates' Court.
His defence lawyer, Denis Dean, said there would be no application for bail but raised two custody issues for his client.
"My client has instructed he is on the antidepressant medication, Zoloft, and there would be a need for the police medical officer to assist him to continue his medication," Mr Dean said.
Mr Dean also raised concerns by Mr Newling's family that there had been a history of self-harm.
During Friday's brief court appearance Mr Newling sat with his head bowed with members of his family in the gallery.
Mr Newling was arrested by police following the death of his de facto wife at a Gowrie St address in Shepparton about 10.40 pm on Thursday.
Police said it appeared the 37-year-old woman, also a resident of the Gowrie St address, had suffered several stab wounds and died at the scene.
Homicide Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Jeff Maher said police seized a sharp kitchen knife, the defendant's clothing and other items from the house and cleared the scene mid-Friday morning.
The defendant will be held in custody until he appears before Shepparton Magistrates' Court on September 9.