Murder-accused remanded to psychiatric hospital
A man charged with murder after the body of a woman was found in her Wellington home yesterday has been remanded in custody to a secure psychiatric hospital.
The man’s name was suppressed after an application from his lawyer Janine Bonifant today to Wellington District Court judge Phil Moran.
A report will be produced to determine his fitness to plead and instruct a lawyer.
The man is charged with the murder of the woman, aggravated burglary, and breach of a protection order.
He will appear in the High Court at Wellington in December.
Police went to the property after a call to emergency services about 1.17am yesterday. They found a woman dead and the man injured.
The family of the dead woman is travelling from Australia.