Picton murder: Accused pair in court

Last updated 19:18 14/01/2013

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Two people have appeared in court charged with the murder of a 43-year-old Picton woman yesterday.

The man and woman, both unemployed, appeared in the Blenheim District Court dressed in blue police overalls and stood hugging and talking quietly with their heads bowed, flanked by four policemen during the hearing.

Judge Richard Russell granted the pair name suppression and remanded them to reappear on January 28. The suppression order would be reviewed then.

Mike Hardy-Jones, defence lawyer for the man, said his client had a medical condition which needed to be addressed. He needed an assessment on whether or not he was fit to plead in his mental state.

The man was remanded to Christchurch for a psychiatric assessment.

Nicki Utting, defence lawyer for the woman, said her client also needed an assessment.

The judge remanded the woman in custody. 

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- The Marlborough Express

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