A man accused of murdering his former wife by running her car off a country road at high speed is facing new charges for allegedly breaching apprehended violence orders.
Troy Armstrong, 35, is charged with the murder of his former wife, 36-year-old Kristy Armstrong, after allegedly driving his ute towards her sedan at Molong, in central-west NSW, on the afternoon of June 9.
He also faces two counts of attempted murder related to other passengers in the sedan, who were left with minor injuries after the crash.
Police prosecutor Carl Smith told Orange Local Court on Thursday investigators had filed three extra charges of breaching an AVO.
Armstrong was under 24-hour guard in the intensive care unit at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney in the months after the crash with serious brain and spinal injuries that left him unable to walk.
He had part of his skull removed and could no longer care for himself.
Defence solicitor Drew Hamilton told the court Armstrong had recently moved to the hospital in Long Bay jail.
"He's in formal custody," he said.
The case was adjourned for seven weeks while the cars involved in the crash underwent lengthy examination.
"The vehicles have been sent to America for analysis," Mr Hamilton said.
During a bail hearing in July, Mr Smith described Armstrong as "an extremely dangerous person" who left the surviving victims in fear.
"(They) were terrified before this incident, they're even more terrified now," he said.
"He knew driving 140km/h into a car of the likelihood that he'd be killing his wife, but (also) anyone else in that motor vehicle."
Mr Hamilton argued the extent of Armstrong's injuries lowered his level of risk in the community.
Magistrate David Day refused bail at the earlier hearing in part due to Armstrong's history of making violent threats.
Ms Armstrong's family and friends have attended each court appearance since Armstrong's arrest, wearing purple in her honour.
The case will return to court on January 25.
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