Murder-accused remanded to psychiatric hospital

Last updated 11:19 27/11/2013
Kentwood Dr homicide, Woodridge
ROBERT KITCHIN/Fairfax NZ

HOMICIDE SCENE: Police cordoned off an area in the northern Wellington suburb of Woodridge.

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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.

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