Accused murderer Bodi McKee pleads not guilty in High Court at Auckland
A 23-year-old man accused of murdering a man in south Auckland in September cried in the dock as he pleaded not guilty.
Bodi McKee appeared with extra security in the dock at the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday morning.
He is charged with the murder of Leslie Putt at a Manurewa, south Auckland, house on September 24.
McKee was on the run from police for about two days after the alleged incident.
He faces one charge of murder and one charge of possession of firearm, namely a .22 calibre rifle.
McKee cried as he waved to family members.
When he was stood down, he yelled "love you" to family members and pulled a gang sign.
Family members of the deceased yelled, "be a man, plead guilty," as he was escorted from the dock.
McKee was remanded in prison and will face trial in February.