A TEENAGE girl charged with murdering another girl will remain in custody while prosecutors and her defence solicitors discuss the issues in the case.
Much of the detail surrounding the Gunnedah murder case cannot be reported because of a strict non-publication order imposed in Tamworth court.
On Wednesday, the case returned to Tamworth Local Court where magistrate Julie Soars was told the DPP had rubber stamped the murder charge against the accused, which it said will eventually move to the NSW Supreme Court.
The accused was not called to appear via video link from juvenile detention,and is yet to appear in court since she was charged. She has not been required to enter a plea.
DPP solicitor Max Dickson said the Crown was proceeding on the lone murder allegation, with a charge certificate sent to the court.
"[It] reflects the only sequence that has been certified for the supreme court," he told the court, via video link.
"The matter should move to the case conferences."
The court was told the Crown and defence will hold two case conferences - one in December and another in late-January - to discuss the issues in the case.
Police prosecutors transferred the case to the DPP after a compliant brief of evidence was served in late-September.
"Any application for bail today," Ms Soars asked.
"No, Your Honour," Legal Aid solicitor Wendy McAuliffe, who is representing the accused, replied.
Ms Soars ordered the accused to appear at the next court date, set down for February, where a plea for committal for trial or sentence will be known.
"That completes the young person's matter today," Ms Soars said.
The officer-in-charge of the case was also in court, but no other family or support persons were present in the closed court proceedings.
Oxley detectives allege the murder occurred on a property near Gunnedah about 7am on July 8.
The accused was arrested later that morning at a nearby farm by Oxley police.
A strict suppression order means the circumstances surrounding the case cannot be reported including the ages of the accused or the deceased; and any information detailing the nature of the victim's injuries which senior police have previously described as "horrific".