The teenager charged with the murder of Andrew Drake will remain in jail after his bail application was refused in Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday, July 15.
Daniel James Sharpe, 18, appeared on video link from Goulburn in a green tracksuit during the bail application.
The bail application included a $100,000 surety from Sharpe's aunt, and a promise to live on his grandfather's property.
Sharpe's lawyer, Matthew Lloyd, applied for his client's release, citing Sharpe's age as a mitigating factor.
Mr Lloyd said given Sharpe's young age, any time spent in custody would be "particularly odious". He also said Sharpe had struggled during previous incarceration earlier this year, and had developed mental health issues because of that.
Mr Lloyd said Sharpe had engaged with Grand Pacific Health in Goulburn as a result, and had been completely compliant with the Community Corrections Order from the previous charge.
Mr Lloyd also cited Sharpe's asthma, saying it would be difficult for his client to get correct treatment in prison. However, Mr Lloyd also said that Sharpe had not had his asthma medications withheld during his incarceration.
He also made reference to Sharpe's previous record, stating there was "no offence of a similar nature", and submitted the prosecutor's case was not "open-and-shut".
However Magistrate Doug Dick quickly refused the application, saying there was nothing "special or unusual" about Sharpe's case.
"The law intends for persons charged with murder to be bail refused," he said.
Magistrate Dick said the reasons listed in the application would be expected in any case of a similar nature, and that each case should be dealt with on its own merits.
Sharpe's next appearance will be on Monday, September 9.