Almost 40 years after she vanished, John Bowie was arrested in relation to the disappearance of his wife Roxlyn in New South Wales, Australia on Sunday 6th October.
John Bowie's lawyer says his client denies the charge against him and will likely fight the allegation in a trial.
The 69-year-old denies killing Bowie, who vanished from her Walgett home on 5 June 1982. Her body has never been found.
Bowie did not apply for bail at court on Sunday and it was formally refused.
He is scheduled to next appear before central local court on 2 December.