Wife accused of murder granted bail

Last updated 10:59 08/03/2013
 A woman faces murder charges after a death in this Edgeware Rd, Christchurch, house.
CRIME SCENE: Lucille Scollay faces murder charges after a death in this Edgeware Rd house.

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A High Court judge has granted bail to a woman accused of murdering her husband in St Albans last month.

Lucille Sarah Scollay, 44, has been charged with the murder of Guy Christian Scollay, 48, on February 10 at an Edgeware Rd property.

She was refused bail by Christchurch District Court Judge John Strettell at her appearance on February 25 and the reasons for the refusal were suppressed.

Defence counsel Pip Hall then lodged an appeal in the High Court, which was heard today.

Justice Lester Chisholm granted bail and again suppressed the reasons for the decision.

Scollay, who was employed as a cleaner and lived at the address where the alleged murder took place, was not taken to the Court House for today's hearing.

She will be released on bail directly from Christchurch Women's Prison.

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