Peter Carroll's High Court murder trial for death of Marcus Tucker adjourned for day

Peter Carroll, 52, is charged with murdering Marcus Tucker in a High Court trial in Christchurch.
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Peter Carroll, 52, is charged with murdering Marcus Tucker in a High Court trial in Christchurch.

The trial of a Christchurch man charged with bashing another man to death and burning his body has been adjourned for the day.

Peter John Carroll's High Court at Christchurch trial for the April 2016 murder of Marcus Luke Tucker has been adjourned until Friday because of a legal issue.

Justice David Gendall sent the jury away until 10am on Friday while legal discussions take place.

READ MORE: Mistaken identity led to Peter Carroll killing Marcus Tucker in revenge gone wrong, says Crown

Thursday was to be the second day of the trial, but no evidence was heard and the jury only came into the courtroom briefly after 11am to be told to return on Friday.

Carroll, 52, is alleged to have bashed 36-year-old Tucker to death on April 24 with a metal steering lock in the bedroom of an Addington house after a dispute allegedly about a drugs robbery.

His bashed, wrapped and burnt body was found dumped near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.

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