Kourtny Audette waved to her friends and family at the end of her brief court appearance on Tuesday, May 15 in Chatham.
The 25-year-old Wallaceburg woman, who has been charged with first degree murder, was wearing a light green sweater and had her long hair pulled over to the right, falling well past her shoulder.
Audette appeared in the packed courtroom via video.
Duty counsel representative Ian Dupont told the court that Audette’s lawyer Laura Joy, who was not in the courtroom, still needs time to review disclosure in the case.
“Obviously, this is a serious charge,” Dupont said, adding that Joy has not seen the disclosure from the Crown’s office.
“There is a lot to go over.”
He said Joy requested that the matter be pushed back another three weeks.
It will return to court on Tuesday, June 5 in Chatham at 10:30 a.m. via video link.
Audette appeared to choke up and held her hand to her face at one point during her quick appearance.
She waved at the camera before being escorted away.
In the meantime, Audette will remain in custody.
Evidence heard during the bail portion of the case in protected by publication ban.
As previously released by the Chatham-Kent Police Service, police officials allege that on April 18 at around 6:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a residence on Book Street where a man was found without vital signs.
Nicholas Laprise, 24-years-old of Dover Township, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
Police officials say the cause of death will not be released to protect the integrity of the investigation.
Police called the incident “not a random act of violence” as Audette and Laprise were known to each other.
Police officials say detectives from the Major Crime Unit continue to investigate.