A drug crime defence lawyer facing drug charges in the death of a woman in Melbourne’s north has been remanded in custody until he appears before a court on July 14.
A court has remanded the lawyer for further enquiries after the woman’s death at the home of the lawyer, in Melbourne suburb of Kew.
Caitlin Gaffney, 41, was charged with two counts of supplying drugs and one count of trafficking drugs in March last year.
Her death is the second in the state this year.
A jury last month found Mr Gaffneys not guilty of killing the woman, named as Jane, in February at a home in Kew, in the Melbourne suburb.
It also found Mr Jnr had been negligent in his duty to protect Jane.
Ms Gaffey was a registered nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital and her mother was also present.
In May, the woman died of her injuries.
She had also previously been assaulted at her home in May 2016 and suffered bruising and contusions.
Mr Jnr was initially charged with one count each of supplying a controlled substance to a person under 18 and two counts each of causing grievous bodily harm to a child.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges in March, but a jury in May found him not guilty.
Jury deliberations in the case were due to resume on July 11.
The court has heard the woman was in a relationship with Mr Guffney at the time she died.
After the hearing, Ms Gaffsey’s mother said she was shocked by the charges and said she had never spoken to her daughter.
“I am devastated,” she said.
“(I’ve) never seen my daughter smile.
I never heard her laugh.
I’ve never seen her cry.
I just wish it was my daughter.”
Ms Gafney was remanded into custody until July 14, pending a date in court for further inquiries.