February date set for Foley murder trial

21:47, Aug 21 2014

February 9 has been set for the trial of Timothy Joseph Foley on a charge of murdering a woman at a Linwood house in June 2012.

The two-week trial was meant to take place this month but was put off on the morning of trial so that a new defence counsel could be appointed.

Simon Shamy has now been appointed and was appearing for 54-year-old Foley at a pre-trial conference session before Justice Christian Whata in the High Court at Christchurch today.

Foley, unemployed, is charged with the murder of 41-year-old Michelle Mary Lawrence who died in hospital about three weeks after being admitted with critical injuries from an alleged assault on June 10, 2012.

Foley denies the charge.


The Press