A person accused of raping and killing a lady who used to be discovered useless on a football box in Melbourne is vulnerable to hurt whilst in custody, a court docket has heard.
Jaymes Todd, 19, from Broadmeadows, gave the impression in Melbourne magistrates’ court docket on Thursday charged with rape and homicide, after handing himself into police on Wednesday night time.
The frame of Eurydice Dixon, 22, used to be discovered at the Princes Park box in Carlton North by way of a passerby about 3am on Wednesday.
Police allege Todd raped and murdered her someday between 10.30pm on Tuesday and when the frame used to be came upon.
Todd saved his eyes diminished for a while after taking his position within the dock in court docket.
Victoria Criminal Help legal professional John Riordan stated it used to be Todd’s first time in custody and stressed out his vulnerability in that atmosphere because of his early life and analysis of autism spectrum dysfunction.
The legal professional argued Todd will have to no longer be publicly recognized for a number of days whilst additional information on his dysfunction used to be sought.
Sharing Todd’s identification would additionally compromise his protection in custody, he stated.
“The chance is actual and important while he’s in custody,” Mr Riordan stated.
Intense media scrutiny of Todd’s case and the affect that exposure will have at the reliability of witness statements nonetheless being accumulated had been amongst different causes the legal professional gave to justify the suppression.
However Justice of the Peace Andrew McKenna dominated most effective photographs of Todd’s face will have to be withheld from newsletter.
“Jail officials are very a lot conscious about the top precedence of security and safety being confident,” the Justice of the Peace stated relating to Todd’s protection in custody.
Todd used to be remanded to reappear within the court docket on October three.