Murder probe: Dead pensioner named

Last updated 17:03 07/04/2014
Zijab Garibovic
CHRIS SKELTON / Fairfax NZ
MURDER ACCUSED: Zijab Garibovic appears at Auckland District Court.

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A 70-year-old man has appeared in the Auckland District court charged with the murder of a 77-year-old man last week.

Zijab Garibovic faces a single charge of killing of Roy Eric Lowe, who was found dead in his Housing New Zealand village flat in Merton Rd in St Johns, Auckland, on Friday night.

Judge Grant Fraser denied an application for interim name suppression of both men's names, saying that "the genie is out of the bottle" in both cases.

Garibovic, a tall grey-haired man, was in the dock wearing a police boiler suit.

He was remanded to the Mason Clinic in Auckland for an assessment on whether he is fit to stand trial.

He will next appear in the High Court in Auckland on April 23, when the court will consider the assessment.

Police said a scene examination of the Housing New Zealand village where the victim was found will continue today and should be completed sometime tomorrow. 

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