David & Janelle Holl accused of Picton murder

Last updated 10:38 11/02/2013
David Holl
Accused David Holl is believed to be the son of murdered Robyn Grace
Janelle Amanda Holl.
Police escort Janelle Amanda Holl to the Blenheim District 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 Holl, 19, who is believed to be Ms 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 psychiatrict 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.Janelle Holl 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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