Ex-husband pleads not guilty to murder

Last updated 09:31 14/07/2014

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Rongmei Fan's estranged husband has pleaded not guilty to having murdered her at her Miramar home last November.

Michael Edwin Preston, 59, appeared in the High Court at Wellington this morning.

He also pleaded not guilty to breaching a protection order by having physically abused her on the day she died, November 8.

Preston was arrested in April.

He is remanded in custody but is expected to ask for electronically-monitored bail at a hearing next month.

Fan, 37, a Chinese immigrant with two children, was allegedly stabbed to death.

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