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A Lismore father remains behind bars while police compile evidence against him over the murder of his son last November.

Christopher John Gibson requested not to appear via video-link at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday and was represented by his solicitor Rachael Thomas.

He is charged with murder over the death of his son Shaun, at North Lismore, on November 19.

Police facts before the court stated emergency services were called to Barrow Lane, about 10.45pm, after reports that someone had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they found 29 year-old Shaun dead, suffering multiple stab wounds to his neck.

Mr Gibson was arrested at the scene and charged with murder the following morning.

In refusing Mr Gibson bail, police cited a strong prosecution case, a history of violence and serious police records from Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Ms Thomas applied for orders to have the brief of evidence served on her and requested a six week negotiation period with the prosecution to start on April 4.

‘I’m told the rest of the brief will take a week,’ she said.

Magistrate Michael Dakin ordered the brief of evidence to be completed by March 1.

He also notified both the prosecution and defence their six week negotiation period started on Tuesday.

Mr Dakin adjourned Mr Gibson’s matters until April 4, when he is expected to appear via video-link.

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