A man accused of murdering a woman in Guildford will next face court in January.
Stuart Morphy, 25, is accused of stabbing to death 32-year-old mother Christie Camilleri.
Police were called to a house on Davidson Road following reports of an assault about 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 4.
Officers found the body of a woman, believed to be Mr Morphy's ex-partner, when they arrived.
A neighbour said the incident occurred in a granny flat at the back of the property.
"Two people usually live there," the neighbour said.
"I don't really know them. I just say 'Hi, how are you?' when I see them."
Another neighbour, Mohammed El Morabi, said his mother heard arguing from the flat the previous afternoon.
Mr Morphy, who was living in a men's shelter in Coniston in Wollongong, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
According to reports, he had been in a relationship with Ms Camilleri, a mother of three, but they had broken up more than a year ago.
Tributes describing Ms Camilleri as a "beautiful and strong person" were left on a Facebook page during the week.
According to her personal profile, she lived in Campbelltown, studied hairdressing at Liverpool Tafe and had been enrolled as a nurse. Her funeral will be held in Leppington tomorrow.
Mr Morphy chose not to appear when his case was mentioned at Parramatta Local Court last Thursday.
He did not apply for bail and it was formally revised.
He was remanded in custody and is due to face court again on Thursday, January 30.