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Courtney Herron's Suspected Murderer Has 'Possible Delusional Disorder', Lawyer Argues

A man accused of killing 25-year-old Courtney Herron in a Melbourne park has a "possible delusional disorder", his lawyer has told a magistrate.

Henry Hammond, 27, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday, after being charged overnight with murdering Herron, whose body was found in Royal Park on Saturday morning.

The man, of no fixed address, also has a possible autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, lawyer Bernie Balmer told the court as Hammond was remanded in custody until September 16.

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Henry Hammond, 27, is accused of murdering Melbourne woman Courtney Herron. Photo: Facebook.

Herron died as a result of a "horrendous bashing", police said. Her body was found on Saturday morning in parkland off Elliott Avenue in Parkville.

"She was quiet and funny and nice. She didn't deserve this," Candice Adams, whose brother was dating Herron, told 10 News First.