The man found guilty of murdering his friend during a camping trip last year has had his sentencing put on hold.
The Supreme court has ordered a formal psychiatric report be conducted before a sentence is handed down.
Russell Nowoczynski pleaded not guilty to the fatal bashing near Interlaken in Tasmania's Central Highlands, in June 2016, claiming he was acting in self defence.
He was found guilty by a jury in February this year, for the death of his friend Donald Crow.
On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered the trial transcript, a copy of video footage and the police interview be part of the psychiatric report.
The case was adjourned for May 17.