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Pair facing first-degree murder charge back in court

A man and a woman accused of killing 31-year-old Clark Ernest Hunter Greene were back before a judge Tuesday morning.

Zachary David Murphy and Angela April Walsh are accused of killing Clark Ernest Hunter Greene in April

21-year-old Angela April Walsh, also known as Ali Morningstar and 20-year old Zachary David Murphy were back in court Tuesday morning via telephone. (Facebook)

A man and a woman accused of killing of 31-year-old Clark Ernest Hunter Greene were back before a Fredericton judge Tuesday  morning. 

Charged with first degree-murder, 20-year-old Zachary David Murphy and 21-year-old Angela April Walsh, also known as Ali Morning Star, have had their case adjourned for three weeks. 

Neither Walsh nor Murphy were in the Fredericton courthouse because of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Instead, Murphy appeared over the phone from the Saint John regional jail.

Walsh called in from the Miramichi women's correctional facility separately, as the two are still under a non-communication order.

Zachary David Murphy, 20, is one of two people charged with the April 15 death of Clark Ernest Hunter Greene. (Shane Fowler/CBC News)

But both of their lawyers argued that they had not yet received the full disclosure of the case against their clients. 

The Crown agreed, so Judge Kenneth L. Oliver adjourned the case until July 6 at 10 a.m.. 

Angela April Walsh, 21, is one of two people charged with the murder of Clark Ernest Hunter Greene earlier this year. (Shane Fowler/CBC News)

Both Walsh and Murphy said that they understood the reasons for the adjournment. 

But when the Crown indicated that it would also be dealing with additional charges for Walsh at that time, she told the court it was the first she'd heard it. 

"I wasn't aware that there were other matters," she said. 

Upon her arrest, Walsh was also charged with defrauding another individual, failing to show up for a separate court appearance and for theft under $5,000.

"I wasn't made aware of any of these," she told Oliver. 

The judge recommended that she speak with her counsel afterward about those concerns.

Arrested in May

The pair were last in court on May 26 following their arrest the day before.

Greene's body was found on April 15 shortly after 8 a.m. in Wilmot Park in Fredericton. Police have said that Greene had been "significantly injured" but have not said how he died.

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Shane Fowler

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Shane Fowler has been a CBC journalist based in Fredericton since 2013.

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