A YOUNG woman charged over the daylight murder of a Sydney hip-hop artist, whose body was found on a street in the city’s inner west, has indicated she will apply for bail.

Hannah Quinn, 23, did not face Newtown Local Court today, four days after 30-year-old Jett McKee collapsed in the middle of a Forest Lodge intersection.

Her lawyer Lauren MacDougall made no application for bail but asked magistrate Margaret Quinn for 20 to 40 minutes to make one in court, on her client’s behalf, on Thursday.

Ms MacDougall told reporters outside court her client was “very distressed” and had not been behind bars before.

“I just want 24 hours to get the matter ready, I’m going to go and see her now … and spend some more time with her,” she said.

Ms Quinn’s mother, father and brother all attended court today but declined to make any comment to media.

Mr McKee was found with critical head wounds in the middle of Hereford St and Minogue Crescent.

Witnesses said he was bleeding profusely as he staggered down a nearby street and then collapsed after reportedly being slashed with a samurai sword.

The injuries stemmed from a fight at a nearby house, police said. A 28-year-old man, who handed himself in at Newtown police station last night with Quinn — reportedly his girlfriend — was taken to hospital under police guard for treatment for a pre-existing facial injury.

He has since been released and has returned to the station where he is speaking with officers, a NSW Police spokeswoman told AAP.

Imminent charges are expected and he will likely face court on Tuesday afternoon, she said.