Man charged over New Year murder

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Last updated 11:22 24/01/2013

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A man allegedly involved in a New Year's Day fight has had his assault charge upgraded to murder.

Peter Job, 39, appeared in Auckland District Court this morning accused of stabbing to death Papatoetoe man Nathan Albert, 27.

At the court today Job loudly greeted dozens of family members who were there to support him.

His lawyer, Maria Pecotic, opposed any photographs of her client and Judge Russell Collins agreed that any prejudice to a fair trial could not be risked.

"It's early stages and he faces very, very, serious charges," he said.

Job was remanded in custody without plea to reappear in the court next month.

A member of the public unsuccessfully tried to revive Albert after finding him by the side of Pilkington Rd, Panmure, about 4am on New Year's Day. 

Police investigations revealed Albert was picked up by taxi in central Auckland before being taken to the street where he eventually died.

A knife believed to have been used in the attack was found in a nearby hedge.

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