A Belmont North man charged with murder over the death of Wade Still applied for bail in Newcastle court on Thursday afternoon.
Magistrate Robert Stone formally refused the bail application for Troy McCosker, who was charged on Wednesday night.
Defence for Mr McCosker argued the prosecution’s case was “speculative” and circumstantial.
But Mr Stone said the police case was “reasonably strong”.
Belmont man Wade Still, 23, was found with extensive burns on the side of Oakdale Road, Whitebridge, in the early hours of Monday morning.
He died on the way to hospital.
Mr Stone labelled the facts tendered to him on Thursday afternoon as “horrendous”.
Mr McCosker will face court again on November 15.
He was the second man charged with murder over Mr Still’s death.
His co-accused, 35-year-old David John McCauley, did not apply for bail when he appeared at Toronto court on Wednesday.
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