Accused Vic mum-killer in hospital

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A Melbourne man accuse of killing his mother has missed court because he's in hospital.

Allan Miller, 49, is charged with the murder of 77-year-old Maureen Miller, whose body was discovered by police during a welfare check at her Blackburn home on Monday.

They had lived together since 2011. It's alleged he killed Ms Miller sometime between June 24 and July 5, after a dispute.

Miller was due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, but his lawyer Kyle McLaughlin asked that it go ahead in his absence while he is being treated for a lower leg infection.

Mr McLaughlin said the Blackburn man would need ongoing treatment for the infection once he is transferred into custody.

He also has a chronic inflammation condition.

Police have until September 1 to prepare a brief of evidence, which is expected to include statements from a number of other family members who are living interstate.

Miller's case is due to return to court on October 13.

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