A teenager accused of the stabbing murder of his mother in Inverell has been refused bail in court this morning.
Bradley Craig Mottram did not appear in Moree Local Court and his solicitor Neurelle Lyon said there was no application for bail when his case was briefly mentioned.
The 19-year-old is accused of stabbing his mother, 51-year-old Simone Mottram several times in her Froude St home yesterday, before her body was discovered by police and paramedics just after 2.30pm on Monday.
Magistrate Michael O'Brien ordered Mottram to undergo a series of health checks and remanded him in custody.
Mottram is charged with one count of murder and prosecutors have been ordered to compile a brief of evidence into the case, which has been adjourned to Armidale in December. Mottram is due to appear via video link.
Strike Force Lotred has been set up by New England detectives and investigators from the State Crime Command's homicide squad to investigate Ms Mottram's death.
"It appears she suffered a number of stab wounds during the alleged attack," New England Detective Inspector Ann Joy told The Leader .
"The forensic examination of those premises is continuing today and it is anticipated a post mortem examination will be conducted at Newcastle tomorrow."
Police would not comment on the weapon used in yesterday's incident but said investigations, including what sparked the alleged attack, were ongoing.
"That forms part of the investigation, the circumstances before that incident," Detective Inspector Joy said.
Mottram, who lives on the Central Coast, was believed to have been visiting his mother in Inverell in recent days, before yesterday's alleged attack unfolded at the home.
He was arrested just after 3.30pm on Monday after crashing a red Hyundai Getz, about half an hour out of Inverell on the Copeton Dam Rd.
A second crime scene was set up at the scene, and the car has since been towed for forensic examination as investigators try and piece together what happened yesterday afternoon.
"Anyone that may have observed that red coloured Hyundai Getz vehicle is urged to contact Inverell detectives at Inverell Police Station," Detective Inspector Joy said.