Auckland stabbing accused to have mental health hearing

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 09:46 06/08/2014

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An Auckland man accused of stabbing his wife and daughter to death will undergo a Section 9 mental health hearing.

Farhat Malik, 55, and her daughter Sidra Malik, 18, were found dead in their home in Ranui in West Auckland, earlier this year.

Ishrat Malik, 55, who lived at the same address, has been charged with their murder.

Malik appeared in the High Court at Auckland today with an Urdu interpreter. 

Justice Graham Lang ordered Malik to undergo a Section 9 mental health hearing - one of the steps on the track to a finding of whether a person could mount a defence on mental health grounds.

Malik was remanded in custody.

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