It has been revealed that Eurydice Dixon’s murder case will not be sentenced until late this year because the judge, his lawyer and a leading psychologist all have holidays booked.
Prosecutor Nanette Rogers SC asked the Supreme Court for an adjournment to obtain a psychiatric report on Jaymes Todd - who pleaded guilty to murder and three sexual offences in November - as Professor James Ogloff, who heads psychological services at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, is on holiday for the entirety of June.
While it may be possible for another expert to assist the case, or alternatively a report by a Forensicare specialist could be obtained, but there is a three-month waiting list for that too, Rogers added.
Justice Stephen Kaye said he was concerned about the "regrettable" delay, but it was important the court be properly informed with two reports.
Todd, 19, from Broadmeadows, admitted following the 22-year-old Melbourne comedian for five kilometres across the city from Flinders Street Station on June 12 last year.
Dixon was raped and murdered whilst walking home from a comedy club gig in the city.