Alleged murderers appear in court

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 10:42 24/05/2013
Jason Barr
ACCUSED: Jason Barr of Woolston.
Shay Webster
ACCUSED: Shay Webster of Waltham.

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Two men charged with murder after a man died in hospital from burns have been remanded in custody.

Jason Alistor Barr, 42, and Shay Barry Webster, 20, are charged with murdering Terrance Martin Smith in an attack on Anzac Day.

They had previously been held in custody on assault charges while Smith was transferred to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, after being badly burnt in Christchurch.

Police announced a week ago that Barr and Webster were being charged with murder.

The pair made their first appearances on that charge in the Christchurch District Court before Judge Philip Moran today.

Webster was remanded in custody to a post-committal conference on July 26 and Barr was remanded in custody for an appearance in court by audio-visual link from the prison on June 14.

The police withdrew the previous assault charges against both men.

No bail applications were made for the men by defence counsel.

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