Murder-accused gets new lawyer
A new lawyer has been appointed in the case of a Christchurch man charged with murdering a woman in Linwood last year.
Paul McMenamin has stepped in as defence counsel in 52-year-old Timothy Joseph Foley's case, who is alleged to have killed Michelle Mary Lawrence in June 2012.
The 41-year-old died in hospital three weeks after the assault.
Foley remains in custody after a pre-trial conference before Justice Christian Whata in the High Court at Christchurch today.
McMenamin has been appointed this week.
The case was remanded to a further pre-trial conference on June 21. It is unknown whether the trial will be able to go ahead in September as previously arranged.