Police have been given nine extra weeks to finalise their evidence against a man charged with the murder of his mother on the Gold Coast.
Slade Murdok, 30, has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his mother Wendy Sleeman, who disappeared from her Gold Coast home on January 25.
The 61-year-old’s body was found in the boot of her car, which was discovered parked in a Brisbane unit block two days later.
Mr Murdok, previously known as Jamie Sleeman, also faces charges of unlawful stalking, burglary, assault occasioning bodily harm, kidnapping, attempted arson and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Police allege pools of blood were found in Ms Sleeman’s Elanora home after she was unable to be found.
Emergency crews had been called to Ms Sleeman’s Gold Coast home on January 25 after she reported a potential break-in to police.
Officers believe Ms Sleeman may have been inside a blue Honda Jazz which was seen speeding away from her home as police arrived.
Mr Murdok’s lawyer, David Carlin, told Southport Magistrates Court on Friday the Legal Aid Office of Queensland, which is now representing Mr Murdok, is still waiting for the final brief of evidence to be handed over by police.
Mr Carlin said they’d only received a partial “voluminous” brief of evidence.
“(We’re) still waiting on material on DNA and from the pathologist,” he said.
Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Nicole Jackson told the court there was about a six to 12 month delay for pathology reports and a further six month wait for DNA evidence to be returned.
Magistrate Nicole Bentley adjourned the matter to July 21 for further mention.