The man accused of murdering Darko Janceski chose not to appear in court yesterday during a brief mention of his case.
Matthew Paul Wiggins, of Blackbutt, was charged with Mr Janceski's murder by shooting last week, marking a major break in a lengthy police investigation.
Mr Janceski, 32, was gunned down outside his parents' Berkeley home on April 14 last year.
Police will allege that Mr Janceski's murder was retaliation for the suspected killing of Goran Nikolovski, who disappeared several months earlier.
Wiggins, 25, appeared briefly in Wollongong Local Court last Wednesday. His matter was adjourned so his solicitor, Bill Zahr, could seek further instructions.
Solicitor Jeff David, acting for Mr Zahr yesterday, said Wiggins did not wish to appear in court.
Mr David requested that a brief of evidence be served and asked for it to be adjourned to meet up with the co-accuseds' cases.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart formally refused Wiggins bail and adjourned the matter to March 27.
Wiggins and co-accused Robert Nikolovski, 38, were the first of several men to be arrested last week over Mr Janceski's death.
Nikolovski, who is accused of soliciting the murder, suffered an "uncontrollable feudal bloodlust" towards Mr Janceski, who he believed had killed his brother, the court was told last week.
Nikolovski has pleaded not guilty to the charge and plans to apply for NSW Supreme Court bail later this month, after his bid for bail in the local court last week failed.
Two other men were charged last week: Christopher Madden, 25, with being an accessory to the murder and participating in a criminal group; and Derek Scott Ferguson, on the same counts plus procuring a helmet and motorbike allegedly used in the shooting.
Both were denied bail and will reappear in court in March.