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Accused Tas mother killer granted bail

AAP logoAAP 26/07/2016 By Andrew Drummond

A NSW doctor accused of killing his elderly Hobart mother has walked from court after making a successful bid for bail.

Stephen John Edwards, 61, from Woy Woy on Tuesday left the Tasmanian Supreme Court flanked by relatives and refusing to comment to reporters.

His matter was heard in a closed court and details surrounding the decision have not been made public.

"The bail application was granted," a court spokeswoman told AAP.

Edwards was extradited from NSW in May where detectives arrested him at his medical practice.

He has since been suspended from practising as a doctor by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, media have reported.

Police allege that on March 4 in the affluent Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay, Edwards murdered his 88-year-old mother Nelda Mavis Edwards.

His matter is due to be mentioned again by the Supreme Court on August 29.

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