Accused to be moved from psychiatric hospital

Last updated 10:42 19/12/2013

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The man accused of murdering Sarwan Lata at her Woodridge, Wellington, home last month is now well enough to be shifted from a psychiatric hospital to prison.

The man, 47, whose name is suppressed, appeared briefly in the High Court at Wellington today.

His lawyer, Janine Bonifant, said he was well enough to be moved from a hospital to custody in prison and might apply for bail later.

Justice Ron Young remanded the man to appear in court again in March. His trial has been tentatively set for October.

Lata, 38, is alleged to have had a protection order against the man accused of her murder.

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