No trial this year for Manning murder-accused

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 10:05 23/05/2013
Mellory Manning
MALLORY MANNING: Her badly beaten body was found in the Avon River.

Relevant offers

Crime

Armed suspect on the run after failed holdup Woman blamed $472k theft on quake trauma Malaysian diplomat to face sex charge on Saturday Do you feel safe in your community? Seventh West Auckland violent death since May Mum claims BB gun gang mugged son Beating was 'impulsive decision', court told Driver sentenced after three-week coma Man tried to block police before drugs found Disabled man uses walking stick to drive

A trial is not likely to take place this year for the man accused of murdering Christchurch prostitute Mallory Manning in 2008.

Twenty-four-year-old Mauha Fawcett's case was called at a pre-trial conference session in the High Court at Christchurch today before Justice Christian Whata.

Fawcett was remanded to October 15 for pre-trial arguments.

Defence counsel Craig Ruane said no date had yet been set for a trial but it was was unlikely to take place until next year.

Fawcett, unemployed, was arrested in Auckland in March 2012 and charged with murdering 27-year-old Manning on December 18, 2008.

Police allege she was bashed and stabbed before her body was dumped in the nearby Avon River.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content