TWO Victorian footballers accused of killing Clint Hislop have no case to answer, their lawyers claim.
Bradley John Nelson and Rhys Alan Millard, both 23, of Victoria, have yet to plead to allegations they killed Mr Hislop on High St, Glenelg, in October last year.
Today, their lawyers asked the Adelaide Magistrates Court to adjourn their case, AdelaideNow reports.
They said key forensic evidence was not yet ready - and that they wanted to file "no case" submissions.
In a "no case" hearing, defence counsel challenge prosecution witnesses and evidence to determine whether the case should go ahead.
The duo, neither of whom attended court in person, were remanded on continuing bail until next month.
Outside court, Mr Hislop's father Peter said his family would try to take the delay in their stride.
"It's just one tiny step, and there's a long way to go yet," he said.
"It would concern us if the no case submissions were to affect this case - we've just got to put our faith in the prosecution."
He said the past month had been especially hard for his family.
"It would have been Clint's 29th birthday, as well as my birthday, his cousin and his grandfather's birthdays," he said.
"It's been a pretty tough time for us all."
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