Lundy murder trial date set

Last updated 10:06 20/03/2014
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MARK LUNDY: Pictured at the High Court in Wellington at an earlier appearance.
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FAMILY PORTRAIT: Mark Lundy with wife Christine and daughter Amber.

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Mark Lundy's new trial on charges that he murdered his wife and daughter has been set for February next year.

Lundy, 55, was not at the High Court at Wellington today for a phone conference between Justice Ron Young and lawyers for the Crown and defence.

Details of ongoing preparation for the trial are not able to be published.

However work is underway that will probably result in a hearing at the end of June about scientific evidence being gathered for the trial that is planned to start on February 9.

Lundy is on bail at a location that has been suppressed.

He faces retrial on charges that he murdered his wife Christine and daughter Amber at the family's home in Palmerston North in August 2000.

In October last year the Privy Council in London overturned his convictions and ordered a retrial on the grounds that new expert evidence raised "substantial questions" about the Crown case that was put forward at his trial. 

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