Elderly man charged over Auckland killing

Last updated 17:44 05/04/2014
LAWRENCE SMITH/Fairfax NZ

A scene examination is being carried out at a Glen Innes address after a violent attack left one person dead.

Relevant offers

Crime

Staunch Christchurch dairy owner fights armed robber - again Antique vestments stolen during break-in at central Wellington church Man stabbed in Auckland's Onehunga New Plymouth nurse lied about aggravated robbery conviction to gain practising certificate Pair not guilty of alleged assaults at Wakefield pig hunt after party Don't get high on meth hype, top cop and drug war critic says Jacinda v David: 'Youth justice system an easy target' Neighbour heard man scream for help while Christchurch flat burnt down Taylor trial: Daughter knew of mother's condition days before death, jury hears 'No anger or surprise' in cricketer rape-accused's reaction, Crown says

Police have confirmed today's murder in Auckland involved two pensioners.

A 70-year-old man has been charged with murder of a man following a violent attack in the Auckland suburb Glen Innes.

The man will appear in the Auckland District Court on Monday.

Police this afternoon confirmed the victim was a 77-year-old local man.

They have not released his name as next of kin have yet to be notified.

Detective Senior Sergeant Aaron Pascoe would not comment on what had happened. He would say only that something violent had taken place at the address on Merton Road.

"However we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident."

A forensic examination of the scene will continue tomorrow.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content