A man has faced court for the first time accused of fatally stabbing a building manager at a central Sydney unit block.
Jawid Jawid, 41, fronted Parramatta Local Court on Saturday over the alleged murder of Mohammad Bashir Zaheer.
He did not apply for bail and it was formally refused, with his case next scheduled for a local court hearing on Wednesday.
Mohammad Bashir Zaheer, 44, was found with stab wounds at Pyrmont’s Mirage apartment complex. He died at the scene.
Police say the victim, Mirage’s building manager, had been in an argument with the other man who was known to him.
It will be alleged in court that the younger man stabbed Mr Zaheer multiple times.
A knife was found nearby and police believe the 41-year-old fled the scene and drove away in a white car, releasing images and appealing for help to find him.
NSW Police Acting Superintendent Sean Heaney said at the time it was distressing for residents who found the stabbing victim.
“They’re distraught as you could imagine, very, very distraught – the same as the police and other emergency services that turned up not long after,” Supt Heaney told reporters.