25 June 2023

Adam Britt committed to trial for alleged murder of partner Tiffany Spence

| Albert McKnight
court building

Adam James Britt has maintained his not guilty plea to the alleged murder of his partner. Photo: Michelle Kroll, Region Media.

CONTENT WARNING: This article refers to alleged domestic violence.

A man accused of murdering his partner in an alleged incident of domestic violence has been committed to stand trial.

Adam James Britt is alleged to have murdered 36-year-old Tiffany Marie Spence last year.

Police have previously alleged that her death was the result of a domestic violence incident after paramedics were called to the Reid home she shared with Mr Britt on 9 September, 2022.

She had allegedly suffered several injuries to her body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said initial investigations could not identify a clear cause of death, but it is alleged that later information indicated she died as a result of blunt force trauma.

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Police allege a weapon was used to inflict some of her injuries.

Mr Britt was back in the ACT Magistrates Court again on Thursday (22 June), appearing over the phone from custody as he has been on remand since he was arrested in February 2023.

Prosecutor Anthony Williamson SC told the court that Mr Britt maintained his not guilty plea to his murder charge and asked for him to be committed to the Supreme Court for trial.

Magistrate Glenn Theakston committed him to the higher court, with his case to first appear there on 6 July to begin the process of organising a trial date.

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The magistrate said Mr Britt would continue to be remanded in custody.

Mr Britt, who was aged 37 when he was arrested, and Ms Spence had been living together in the Reid apartment and had been in a relationship for some time.

If you have been affected by family violence, or someone you know has, you can report it by attending a police station or calling 131 444.

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