Husband and wife accused of Picton murder

Last updated 12:12 11/02/2013
Janelle Amanda Holl.

Police escort Janelle Amanda Holl to Blenheim Court on January 14

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The man and woman charged with murdering Picton woman Robyn Grace have been named as husband and wife David Adrian Holl and Janelle Amanda Holl.

Judge Richard Russell lifted name suppression for both in the Blenheim District Court today.

David Adrian Holl, 19, who is believed to be Robyn Grace's elder son, appeared in court dressed in grey overalls with his hands handcuffed to a belt around his waist. 

During the hearing he waved at people in the public gallery and smiled and laughed as the judge spoke. 

His lawyer Mike Hardy-Jones asked for him to be sent back to Hillmorton Hospital, in Christchurch, for further psychiatric assessments. 

But Judge Russell refused, saying he had a letter from the hospital that said David Holl was fit to plead, he did not need continued psychiatric care and the hospital did not want him back.

Janelle Holl, 26, unemployed, has been remanded to Christchurch and did not appear in court today, but her lawyer Nikki Utting said psychiatric assessments had been completed on her.

She was remanded to Christchurch Women's Prison to appear again on April 15.

David Holl was also remanded to appear again on April 15. 

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- The Marlborough Express

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