FRESH charges have been laid against the man accused of the murder of his mother in Inverell.

CRASH CHARGES: Bradley Mottram was arrested on the Copeton Dam Rd on October 19. Photo: Harold Konz

Bradley Mottram appeared via video link in Armidale Local Court on Wednesday from a Sydney prison where he is being held on remand, charged with the murder of his 51-year-old mother, Simone Mottram.

Detectives from Strike Force Lotred – the police operation set up by New England detectives in the wake of the alleged murder – have now laid three fresh charges against the 19-year-old accused.

Mottram was arrested on October 19, last year after he allegedly crashed his mother’s red Hyundai Getz down an embankment off the Copeton Dam Rd, about 30 minutes out of Inverell.

Ms Mottram was allegedly stabbed several times in her Froude St home before her body was discovered by police and paramedics.

Mottram is yet to enter a plea to the charge of murder but is now also facing charges of taking a vehicle without permission, driver never-licensed and negligent driving.

It comes as his solicitor made an application to the court for extra time to seek expert medical evidence.

On Wednesday, the court heard the extensive brief of evidence compiled by detectives had been served on the defence.

Solicitor Wendy McAuliffe said she needed a further adjournment to allow specialist doctors to assess Mottram.

“We still need two months,” Ms McAuliffe told the court.

“We are arranging for a psychiatrist to see Mr Mottram.

“Hopefully that will be completed by July 20.

“We are moving as quickly as we can, but another adjournment can’t be avoided.”

Magistrate Michael Holmes granted the adjournment, but put the defence on notice the case needed to progress on the next occasion.

“Use this time efficiently,” he said.

“My whole aim is to get matters from this court to (Armidale District and Supreme Court) next door.

“It takes months and it’s just there.”

Mottram made no application for bail and it was formally refused.

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