The man charged with the murder of a woman in Penrith has been spared another court appearance as investigations continue.
Paul Sultana, 32, had his matter briefly mentioned at Penrith Local Court on Friday, March 17.
He was legally represented and excused from appearing, either in the courtroom or via video link.
It is alleged that he killed 28-year-old Dayna Isaac in her Penrith unit on the afternoon of January 16, 2023.
Police officers attended the residence and established a crime scene which was examined by specialist forensic police.
Isaac’s vehicle was also found burnt-out in bush land at Castlereagh, and was seized for forensic examination.
Detectives from Nepean PAC – assisted by State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – formed Strike Force Diere to investigate her death.
According to Acting Superintendent Carlene Mahoney, inquiries led to Sultana being arrested just before 3.30am on January 17 at his residence on Robinson Road, Cranebrook, by specialist police from the Tactical Operations Unit.
Police said Sultana was held at Penrith Police Station in isolation after his arrest and was charged that afternoon after being interviewed.
On Friday, the police prosecutor requested more time for the brief of evidence to be served, telling the court that there is still “outstanding brief material”.
Magistrate Maher agreed to the six week adjournment, standing the matter over for reply.
Sultana has been behind bars since January and will remain in custody on remand until the next court date.
He is due to reappear before Penrith Local Court on Friday, April 28.
Formerly with the ABC, Makayla is a graduate of Western Sydney University. She covers a variety of news topics for the Weekender, including courts.