Murder-accused teen in court
A Bay of Plenty teenager accused of shooting a man found dead on a Maketu park bench has been granted bail, with bail details suppressed.
Tyrone Daniel Flavell, 19, appeared before Judge Peter Rollo in Tauranga District Court this morning charged with one count of murder, SunLive news website reported.
Maketu resident Isaac Dale Bushell was found dead with a gunshot wound in a park at Beach Road in Maketu, 40km southeast of Tauranga, early yesterday morning.
The victim and the accused are known to each other, and were at the same Maketu gathering on Saturday evening, police told SunLive.
A firearm has been recovered from a local address, police said.
Flavell's lawyer Paul Mabey QC applied for bail for his client, which was not opposed by police.
Bail was granted by Judge Rollo, but all reasons for granting bail, and where Flavell has been bailed to, are suppressed.
Flavell was arrested and charged yesterday after the body of Bushell, 46, was found by two people who reported an incident at the beachside park about 1.45am.
Flavell was remanded on bail to reappear in the High Court at Tauranga on December 16. He is yet to enter a plea on the charge.