Opunake murder accused in court

LYN HUMPHREYS
Last updated 05:00 09/08/2014

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The man accused of the fatal stabbing of Desroe Bishop in Opunake nearly a year ago made an appearance in the High Court in New Plymouth yesterday.

Dressed in a suit, Shiloh Mareikura, 34, sat in the dock while discussions on the case were held between Justice Paul Heath - through an audio- visual link - Crown prosecutor Justin Marinovich and defence counsel Patrick Mooney.

It was the first time Mareikura has attended a hearing for much of the time the case has been proceeding through the courts.

Members of the dead man's family and police officers involved in the case where in court.

Most of the discussions since his arrest have been suppressed and until now, Mareikura's attendance has been excused.

Justice Heath again suppressed yesterday's discussions and further remanded Mareikura in custody for a further hearing on October 20.

Police arrested Mareikura in Opunake on September 5 last year after Desroe Bishop, 37, was found dead in his home in the township early on September 5 last year.

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