A Queensland couple have appeared in a Hobart court over the death of an elderly woman allegedly forced to live in a shipping container.
A couple accused of the manslaughter of an elderly woman who allegedly lived in a freezing shipping container are in custody in Hobart.
Michael and Jassy Anglin, of Cairns in Queensland, have appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court over the death of Ms Anglin’s 77-year-old mother, Janet Mackozdi, in 2010.
They did not apply for bail but signalled they would do so when lawyers had had more time to consider their case.
Prosecutors will oppose the application on the grounds the couple are a flight risk.
Michael Anglin, aged 55, and wife Jassy, 52, will reappear in court on Monday.
They arrived in Hobart on Friday after being extradited from Queensland.
Police allege culpable negligence because adequate shelter was not provided to Ms Mackozdi.
A Cairns court heard on Tuesday of an alleged plot by the couple that involved dressing the body and driving it to a hospital.
Staff there were told Ms Mackozdi had died on a car trip, the court heard.
An autopsy showed the death probably occurred because of hypothermia in temperatures as low as -3C in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley.
The court heard Ms Mackozdi, who had the care needs of a three-year-old, was housed in a shipping container.
The Anglins relocated to Cairns for work and lifestyle reasons in 2010, the Cairns court heard.