Australian court remands man charged in Israeli student's killing until June
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) An Australian court on Monday (January 21) remanded in custody until June a man accused of killing an Israeli student, a court spokeswoman said, adding that he did not seek bail.
The student, Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, sparking protests across major cities demanding safety for women.
Codey Herrmann, 20, whom media have described as an aspiring songwriter, appeared in court after being charged on Saturday (January 19) with the murder, the spokeswoman for the Melbourne Magistrate Court said.
A lawyer representing Herrmann did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment.