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Bendigo murder accused on medication

AAP logoAAP 13/09/2016 Helen Velissaris

A young Victorian man accused of the stabbing murder of a teenager in Bendigo is on medication for mental health issues.

Odin Gillin, 19, appeared via video link in the Bendigo Magistrate' Court on Tuesday, charged with the murder of Hayden Coleman, 18.

The Kangaroo Flat teenager died in the Bendigo suburb of Ironbank on Saturday.

Gillin's defence lawyer, Peter Baker, told the court his client had some injuries.

The lawyer also said Gillin was on four medications, including the antidepressant Lexapro, and had been seen by a forensic medical officer.

Gillin told the court he was also taking the anti-anxiety drug Valium.

"I've been taking it for a very long time," he said.

When asked by Magistrate Patrick Southey if he had a prescription for the drug, Gillin replied "yeah, I sure do".

Police have been given until December 21 to hand their brief of evidence to Gillin.

Police say Mr Coleman suffered fatal injures after 7pm on Saturday at a house on Energetic Street.

He died before he could be taken to hospital.

Hundreds of people have posted tributes to the Kangaroo Flat teen on social media.

On Sunday, siblings Karley, Nicole, Damien and Amanda Coleman said their brother was kind hearted, funny and respectful.

"At anytime anyone just wanted to chat we could go into your bedroom and you would be open ears," his siblings wrote on Facebook.

"Not only were you our brother, you were our friend and we where (sic) yours too."

They added while they were now "one man down on the ground" they would stand stronger than ever because they had a new angel watching over them.

No application for bail was made.

The accused is set to return to court for a committal mention on January 18.

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