Maori Party candidate denies manslaughter

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 10:09 13/02/2013

Relevant offers

National

Gun pointed in guard's face Attack leaves shopkeeper unconscious Harawira U-turn in diplomat sex case Man charged over sex attack in woman's home Get set for more wind, rain Navy: That mine is ours Son guilty over 'war chest' A chance for Jai to play Council fraud appeals partly rejected Wellington 'chop shop' busted

A former Maori Party candidate will defend a charge of manslaughter after a man died trying to break into a Salvation Army rehabilitation centre.

Timothy Aperahama Morrison, 45, was the manager of the Mt Eden centre when Rob Harris tried to kick in the front door late last year.

Police allege there was a scuffle and Harris died in hospital a week later.

Morrison, who is studying to be a paramedic, administered first aid.

He appeared at the High Court in Auckland this morning where Justice Timothy Brewer set down an eight-day trial for August 5.

Morrison unsuccessfully stood for the Maori Party in the 2010 election.

Ad Feedback

- Auckland Now

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content