An 18-year-old man has been formally refused bail after being charged with the murder of Michelle Morrissey in Mudgee, in the New South Wales central west.
Luke John Cotterill was arrested by police at Mudgee last night and charged with Ms Morrissey’s murder.
The 19-year-old’s body was found inside her home at Cox Street on Saturday evening about 6:20pm (AEDT).
Cotterill appeared in court only briefly this morning looking upset and rarely taking his eyes off his crying family.
Police say the teenager lives at Londonderry in outer-western Sydney but has connections with the Mudgee area.
Cotterill did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody to appear in Bathurst Local Court tomorrow via video-link.