A man who allegedly cut his partner's throat, leaving her in a critical condition in hospital, will remain behind bars until at least Wednesday after he was refused bail.
Kevin Dean Scroop, 43, was arrested at his Glendenning home in Sydney's west on Saturday afternoon after police found a woman seriously injured.
Hours later, as he faced Parramatta Bail Court charged over the alleged attack, Mr Scroop tried in vain to get an update on the woman's condition.
Police were called to Linde Street in Glendenning at about 3.45pm on Saturday.
It is alleged Mr Scroop was having an argument with his partner, a 42-year-old woman, when he lashed out and stabbed her.
She was taken to Westmead Hospital, where she remained in a critical but stable condition on Sunday afternoon following surgery.
Police have not yet spoken to the woman, but hope to get the chance when her condition improves.
Chief Inspector Bill Pearce from Mount Druitt Local Area Command said the woman was "slashed on the throat".
"When police got there they arrested the offender, and other officers went to the woman's aid and called an ambulance," Inspector Pearce said.
"She is still in a critical but stable condition, in an induced coma.
"As soon as we've spoken to her, the facts will become more clear."
Mr Scroop and the woman live together at the Linde Street home, where police established a crime scene on Saturday afternoon.
He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
At Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday, Mr Scroop did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
Appearing via video link from Amber Laurel Correctional Centre, Mr Scroop said "yeah" to indicate he could hear the proceedings.
Wearing a dark green shirt and pants, with a shoulder-length grey mullet haircut, he appeared tired and ran his hand over his face.
His case was adjourned to October 11 at Blacktown Court, where he is expected to enter a plea.
As Magistrate John Favretto stopped speaking, Mr Scroop asked the court a question.
"Can you please tell me how she is?" he said. "I've been asking all morning. I've got no idea."
Mr Favretto responded, "You can leave the room, Mr Scroop."
The alleged attack is the latest incident in a horror fortnight of domestic violence in New South Wales.
One man and two women were killed and another woman was left with serious injuries after attacks allegedly involving knives, hammers and strangling.
Blair Dalton, 35, died in hospital on September 28 after she was strangled and suffocated by her former partner Lance Pearce at Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast.
Mr Pearce, 34, later died in a cell at the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre in Sydney's west.
A 30-year-old woman died in a home at Whalan on September 30, after she was allegedly stabbed to death by her partner. A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder.
Murder charges have also been laid after the death of an 87-year-old man at Liverpool on September 29. The man was allegedly attacked with a hammer and a knife by his 39-year-old son.
This story first appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald.