Sydney Stabbing Accused Faces 'Intimate Forensic Testing'
The man accused of killing a woman and wounding another during a knife rampage through the CBD last week will undergo court-ordered "intimate forensic" testing.
Mert Ney briefly appeared at Central Local Court on Monday via video link and did not apply for bail.
He appeared to be murmuring to himself and was seen wiping his face several times.
The 20-year-old's lawyer again called for Ney to receive pain and mental health medication, saying his previous requests had fallen on deaf ears.
The court heard details of an order requested by the police for 'intimate forensic procedures' from the accused. The interim order was granted.
Ney is accused of killing Michaela Dunn, 24, in a Clarence Street apartment before stabbing Lin Bo, 41, in the shoulder at a hotel last Tuesday.
Footage shows the suspect running through the city holding a bloodied kitchen knife and jumping on the bonnet of a car before he was restrained by bystanders armed with a chair and milk crate.
Ney is facing a murder charge as well as attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, intentionally choking with recklessness and common assault.
He is facing the prospect of life behind bars.
As the prosecution gathers evidence ahead of the trial, Magistrate Robert Williams granted an interim order requested by police to carry out "intimate forensic procedures and non-intimate forensic procedures".
Mert Ney being detained by police in Sydney, Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Photo: Twitter
Medication was also discussed in Monday's appearance.
Neys lawyer, Zemarai Khatiz, told the court his client hadn't received appropriate medical attention from Justice Health after undergoing surgery on his leg, receiving only panadol for pain relief.
This was the second request for medication, the first was made on Saturday, and today the magistrate agreed to ask Justice Health to visit Ney and administer the appropriate aid.
Outside court, Khatiz said that Ney was struggling to sleep due to his leg pain and is also dealing with insomnia.
"He suffers from a lot of issues," he told media.
Ney is due to appear in court again on October 15, with a brief of evidence to be submitted on that date.
He intends to defend the charges against him on the grounds of mental illness.