Face of a murder accused revealed

Last updated 13:44 20/07/2012
Manuel Robinson
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ACCUSED: Manuel Robinson is charged with the murder of Phillip Cottrell, a Wellington journalist.

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The image of the teenager accused of murdering Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell can finally be shown following a judge's ruling today.

Manuel Renera Robinson, 18, was granted bail after he was charged last December 13 with murdering Mr Cottrell three days earlier as Mr Cottrell walked home after finishing his early morning shift at Radio New Zealand.

A court order prevented publication of Robinson's image until a hearing in the High Court at Wellington today.

Nicho Allan Waipuka, 20, is also charged with Mr Cottrell's murder.

The trial for both men is due to begin on December 3 in the High Court.

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