A local court magistrate has told an Eden man accused of stabbing his stepfather he may have to have his lawyer write to the minister's office if he does not receive urgent medical care while in custody.
Trever Fleet, 35, a partial paraplegic, has been held in custody at Sydney's Silverwater Correctional Complex since his arrest on August 3 without his wheelchair and medication, a court has heard.
Fleet, who is yet to enter a plea to the charge of reckless wounding, faced Bega Local Court on September 15 via audio visual link. Police allege Fleet and his 64-year-old stepfather got into a physical altercation before Fleet stabbed him in the stomach with a kitchen knife.
Fleet's lawyer from the Aboriginal Legal Service, John Edmunds, told the court his client has had no response from corrective services three weeks after Magistrate Doug Dick endorsed a warrant for the department to provide him with medical care.
"They've done nothing your honour. I'm in more and more pain," Fleet told the court.
Magistrate Dick told the court Mr Edmunds "may have to make a plea to the minister" on his client's behalf if his renewed request to Justice Health is "not followed through".
Fleet told the court he had, until recently, been held on the second floor of the correctional complex without disability access, and alleged there had been attempts to move him to another jail.
Magistrate Dick told the court prosecutors will likely confirm the charges against Fleet in October, after they had decided, due to the "seriousness" of the allegations, to hear the case in the NSW District Court. He adjourned the case to Bega Local Court on October 27.
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