Man charged with Connor Morris' murder

Last updated 12:03 18/08/2014
CHARGED: The 33-year-old man was arrested in Kaitaia this morning and appeared in a closed court session in the Kaitaia District Court.
Rafael Ben-Ari

CHARGED: The 33-year-old man was arrested in Kaitaia this morning and appeared in a closed court session in the Kaitaia District Court.

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'EXTRAORDINARY PAIN': Millie Elder-Holmes' partner Connor Morris was killed in a group fight in West Auckland.

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Police have charged a man with the murder of Millie Elder-Holmes' boyfriend, Connor Morris.

The 33-year-old man was arrested in Kaitaia this morning and appeared in a closed court session in the Kaitaia District Court.

He was charged with one count of murder on August 3, at Massey, Auckland.

His name was suppressed and he was remanded in custody to the High Court in Auckland on September 3.

No application for bail was made, court staff said.

As the matter was before the courts, police would be making no further comment, they said.

Morris, 26, died on Sunday, August 3, after a fight in West Auckland. He was in a group of about 15 people walking to a service station to get refreshments when a fight broke out with a similar-sized group having a party in Don Buck Rd.

Morris sustained head injuries, inflicted by an unknown weapon, and died on the way to hospital. 

The news of the arrest was welcomed by the family of Morris who shared the news on their Facebook page.

Just two days earlier Elder-Holmes had lamented the lack of progress in the investigation.

"I want justice for Connor," she wrote on Facebook.

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