Accused killer Charles Evans fronts court in Bendigo over death of Kyneton woman

A man accused of killing a woman who made a desperate call to police for help in the moments before her death has faced the Bendigo Magistrates Court.

Police allege Charles McKenzie Ross Evans, 44, murdered Alicia Little, 41, by hitting her with a car out the front of her rural home in Kyneton on December 28.

Mr Evans was arrested and charged with a single count of murder following Ms Little's death.

Several of Ms Little's family and friends were in Bendigo on Tuesday morning to see Mr Evans face court.

Detective acting Sergeant Leigh Smyth told the Melbourne Magistrates Court last week, police went to the Lavenders Lane property about 3.45pm following reports of a "domestic violence incident".

The court also heard Ms Little called police for help but when they arrived they found her unconscious in the front yard of her home.

Paramedics attempted to revive her but she died at the scene.

Police allege an autopsy conducted revealed Ms Little died of blunt force trauma consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle.

Police will also allege Mr Evans allegedly fled the scene after hitting Ms Little with a car but returned hours later at 5.30pm.

Mr Evans told the court in his first appearance last week he had "never been in trouble before".

"I don't know what to do," he said. "I spoke to a solicitor on the phone. I wanted to speak about everything but my solicitor told me to hold off."

The Kyneton man made no application for bail in his brief appearance on Tuesday and was remanded in custody pending a committal mention in Bendigo on May 16.

Friends took to social media to post emotional tributes to Ms Little in the hours after her death remembering her as a "loving, infectious and intelligent" woman.

"You always had a big smile on your face always happy and fun you made everyone around you feel so loved and happy," friend Sheldon Grant wrote.

"Whenever I was upset you always made me smile, you were my mum away from my mum."

Friend Kelly Maynard described her death as "gut wrenching and heartbreaking."

"She was an easy person to love, always smiling, always up for a joke or prank, genuinely funny and yet also so intelligent and caring to talk to," she posted.

Another friend said "she was just so infectious to be around, could never get enough of how beautiful a person she was."

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