No bail over fatal SA mall stabbing

Tim Dornin

A grieving mother says no one should have to go through what her family has endured following the stabbing death of her son at an Adelaide shopping centre.

Alexander Watts, 25, died on Thursday after being stabbed once in the chest outside the Elizabeth Shopping Centre, with his alleged attacker, Shaun Falkiner appearing in court for the first time on Monday.

Outside the hearing, the victim's mother Belinda Bezzina said she wanted to thank police and hospital staff for the assistance given to her son.

"I never would wish this upon anyone, ever," she told reporters.

Her daughter and Mr Watts' sister Katherine Hamilton said it was "horrible" seeing her brother's accused killer in court.

Handcuffed and wearing a grey T-shirt, Falkiner, 26, made no application for bail when he appeared briefly in Adelaide Magistrates Court charged with murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear again on July 14 when prosecutors will provide declarations in the case to the defence.

The court also suppressed Falkiner's image.

Police previously alleged the stabbing followed an earlier altercation involving a larger group of people, all known to each other, inside the shopping centre.

A second confrontation followed just outside with Mr Watts stabbed once in the chest, police said.

Detectives still want anyone near or travelling on bus 441 near the yellow entrance to the centre about 6.50pm on Thursday to come forward, along with others who passed by immediately before, during or after the incident.