SOLICITORS have been granted six weeks to consider the evidence against a man charged with failing to provide the necessities of life to a woman who passed away in hospital last year.
Neil Douglas Morris was charged by investigators from Strike Force Cumbora in connection to the death of a 75-year-old woman from Nundle in July.
Morris appeared in Tamworth Local Court this week and is not charged with causing injuries to the woman, rather failing to provide the necessities of life.
DPP solicitor Geoff Kidd said a brief had been served but they needed six weeks “for negotiations”.
“My instructions are that the brief is complete for the purpose of discussions.- DPP solicitor Geoff Kidd
“My instructions are that the brief is complete for the purpose of discussions,” he told the court.
Solicitor Kevin Carr consented to the adjournment with magistrate Julie Soars ordering the case return to court in April.
The woman died three days after she was rushed to Tamworth hospital from her Nundle home with serious injuries.
At the time, police said a community nurse had attended the house and called for urgent assistance on July 13 before the woman was rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Police have not detailed the nature of the woman’s injuries, only confirming the wounds were “serious”.
Following several months of investigations and an autopsy, detectives charged Morris with failing to provide the necessities of life.
Police will allege in court Morris was known to the woman.