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A Deakin University lecturer has faced court charged with the murder of a woman in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Emergency services were called to a property in Patrick Avenue, Croydon North at around 10.15pm on Saturday evening after reports of an assault. A 35-year-old woman from Croydon North was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. Croydon North man Adam Brown, 40, faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday afternoon charged with murder. His lawyer Nick Tehan said it was the first time the man had been in police custody. Police said Brown and the woman knew each other. No details of the alleged murder were released in court, but police spent much of Sunday blocking the road and scouring the scene for evidence. Brown, wearing a black t-shirt, only spoke at the hearing when asked to confirm he could hear the proceedings remotely. The woman’s name was not released by the court. Senior Detective Constable David Martin-Alcaide said family in China have been notified of the death, but family in Sydney have yet to be notified. On his personal website, the Deakin University digital media lecturer described himself as “passionate about nonhuman animal welfare and human rights.” Police have asked Magistrate Olivia Trumble for additional time to prepare a case file against the academic. The magistrate ordered prosecutors to provide a memorandum of evidence by August 2. Brown was remanded in custody to reappear in the same court on September 13. Australian Associated Press

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