The estranged husband of a Melbourne woman faced court accused of her murder as his mother wept in court.
Zoran Pandilovski is charged with murder over his estranged wife's death at her Mill Park home on Tuesday.
The 45-year-old is also charged with reckless conduct endangering life over a car crash at Mt Cottrell later that day, 50km away from the alleged crime scene.
Two people were injured and taken to hospital as a result of the crash.
The alleged killer was living with his mother and brother in Epping and they supported him in court.
Pandilovski has "serious" mental health issues including depression and anxiety, his lawyer Elizabeth McKinnon told the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday.
He also had diabetes which required medication and it was his first time in custody, she said.
"The alleged offending occurred in the context of supposed domestic violence," she told the court.
Ms McKinnon said there were fears for Mr Pandilovski's family if his address was released as they could receive hate mail, threats and face violence.
"I thought domestic violence went the other way around," Magistrate Peter Reardon said.
Up to 20 items from the alleged murder scene had to be forensically tested along with an examination of 12 electronic exhibits, a prosecutor told the court.
Pandilovski's mother burst into tears after he was taken from the dock.
Family members of the dead woman sat on the opposite side of the courtroom.
He is expected to face court in November.