Alleged double-murderer Murray Deakin to face Supreme Court in May

Alleged double-murderer Murray Deakin will be arraigned next month to stand trial in the NSW Supreme Court accused of killing his grandmother and a former police officer in June last year.

The 20-year-old, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder due to what his lawyer said in December were "reasons of mental illness", had been due to be arraigned in the Supreme Court in Sydney on April 5.

His hearing has been relisted by the court to Friday, May 3.

Deakin has been charged with murdering his grandmother Gail Winner at her Bega home by stabbing, and retired Merimbula police officer Mick Horne during an alleged carjacking with a hammer while allegedly attempting to evade capture by police.

He is also facing one count of grievous bodily harm with intent to murder, after allegedly also attacking his grandfather Thomas Winner with a knife.

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