A trial date has been set for a man who was charged with murder after allegedly hitting a jogger with his car just outside New Plymouth.
Matthew Kinghorn has been charged with the murder of Anne Elizabeth McCullough, 45, after her body was found in the back of his Holden Commodore at the Meeting of the Waters on October 20 last year.
At a High Court callover, before Justice Paul Heath via video link, today Kinghorn's trial was set to start on November 25.
Kinghorn, who remains in custody, was excused from appearing in court today.
It's alleged Kinghorn hit Mrs McCullough with his car when she was out for an afternoon run on Frankley Rd.
Justice Heath further remanded the scaffolder in custody to appear for trial in November.
Another callover was set for October 25 to make sure the Crown and defence would be ready to go to trial.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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