Newnham stabbing murderer Belinda Leone Colbran’s appeal has stalled due to a delay in gaining legal aid, the Supreme Court heard.
The court heard on Thursday that Colbran's first legal aid application was refused, however, the decision has been appealed.
Colbran was found guilty and sentenced to 24 years’ jail for the murder of Aaron Matthew Monaco last year.
Mr Monaco was found by a neighbour with stab wounds at Newnham on November 4, 2016 and died later that day from his injuries at Launceston General Hospital.
The court heard Colbran will appear unrepresented at her appeal if she is unable to gain access to legal aid.
Justice Helen Wood adjourned the matter until April to allow for the Legal Aid Commission to consider its decision regarding Colbran’s appeal.