Murder accused well enough for prison

Last updated 10:37 19/12/2013

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The man accused of murdering Sarwan Lata at her Woodridge, Wellington, home last month is now well enough to be shifted from a psychiatric hospital to prison.

The man, 47, whose name is suppressed in the meantime, appeared briefly in the High Court at Wellington today.

His lawyer, Janine Bonifant, said he was well enough to be moved from a hospital to custody in prison. He may apply for bail later, she said.

Justice Ron Young remanded the man to appear in court again next March. His trial has been tentatively set for October.

Ms Lata, 38, is alleged to have had a protection order against the man accused of her murder.

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