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.

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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.

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