Woman in court over stabbing murder
August 3, 2009 – 12:04PM
A 21-year-old woman charged with the stabbing murder last week of a man in a St Kilda stairwell has appeared in court.
A lawyer for Natasha Epshtein told Melbourne Magistrates Court today his client had been treated by two doctors for five separate health conditions.
Defence solicitor Bernie Balmer said Epshtein was on medication for anxiety, bipolar, depression, pain and one to lower her heart rate.
Epshtein appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Dan Muling in a low-cut, black t-shirt with close-cropped hair and tattoos on her upper chest.
She is charged with murdering Peter James Len on July 30.
Mr Balmer said she would consent to a DNA sample being taken at a later date.
She was remanded to appear again on November 30.