An accused Melbourne murderer will remain behind bars after ditching his own bail application, telling a Supreme Court judge "see you later".
Andrew Baker is charged with murdering his partner Sarah Gatt.
The 40-year-old's body was found in her Kensington bathtub in January 2018, about eight months after police say she died.
Baker was refused bail in Victoria's Supreme Court on Thursday, after leaving the virtual hearing. It took place over web conference because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I'm not putting up with this s*** any more mate, see you later," the 53-year-old interrupted as prosecutors detailed allegations against him.
Justice Paul Coghlan continued in Baker's absence, shortly before dismissing his application for bail.
Prosecutors alleged he'd been angry that Ms Gatt chose to be with someone else instead of him.
He also allegedly threatened her in the years leading up to her death, Detective Senior Constable Stephen Eppingstall told the court.
"You're dead this time. There will be no warning, you're dead this time," Baker is accused of telling Ms Gatt after punching her in 2015.
She had gone to police that year, frightened Baker would kill her, Const Eppingstall said.
"I'm really scared he will kill me because he said if he can't have me, no one can," Ms Gatt said, according to the police officer.
"He's capable of doing it."
Baker is accused of repeatedly changing his story about when he last saw or spoke to Ms Gatt.
She was last seen alive by police on April 19, 2017.
Authorities couldn't find any signs of life at the address after April 23. Police found her body in the bath in January the following year.
A blood splatter was also found on the wall outside the bathroom leading to the master bedroom.
Const Eppingstall said Baker was staying at Ms Gatt's Kensington home months after she died.
"I never knew there was a body at Sarah's house," Baker allegedly told police in one interview.
He's then accused of saying: "I knew that her body was in the bath."
With her remains still in the house, Baker allegedly wrote to her saying "'I'm happy it wasn't you (in the bathtub). She had no tattoo on her body, thank f***".
He never reported her missing and prosecutors told the court the message was part of his plan to construct a false alibi.
Baker also allegedly told police Ms Gatt had been mixed up about who she wanted to be with before she disappeared and this made him "pissed off".
His barrister, Sarah Thomas, argued the prosecution case was weak. Justice Coghlan disagreed.
Based on Baker's alleged conduct after Ms Gatt's death, the judge said "it would be open to a tribunal of fact to find that (he killed her)".
The blood splatter near the bathroom, the cord around her legs and her disarrayed clothing all pointed to the death being a violent one, Judge Coghlan also said.
He sided with prosecutors' fears Baker risked skipping future court dates if bailed.
He lived a transient life, didn't have stable accommodation and was "a bit of a loner", the court was told.
Baker is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on August 3 for a committal mention.