Scurtu had originally appeared in court charged with assault causing harm against Mr Procházka and possession of a knife following an altercation at Patrick Street, Newbridge, last April.
Garda Detective Paddy Regan told a special sitting of Naas District Court on April 8 that the knife used in the assault had pierced the victim’s heart and that Mr Procházka suffered two cardiac arrests on the way to hospital.
After gardai said the defendant was a flight risk, Judge Desmond Zaidan refused bail and remanded him in custody.
Scurtu later secured bail on April 20 after applying to the High Court.
Mr Procházka died two days after the assault and Scurtu was charged with his murder at Nass District Court on July 16.