Two men charged with murder after their alleged victim died in hospital have been remanded in custody.
Jason Alistor Barr, 42, and Shay Barry Webster, 20, are facing charges of murdering Terrance Martin Smith in an attack on Anzac Day.
They had been held in custody on assault charges while Smith was transferred to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland after allegedly being badly burnt in Christchurch.
Police said a week ago that Barr and Webster were being charged with murder.
The pair made their first appearances on that charge in the Christchurch District Court before Judge Philip Moran today.
Webster was remanded in custody to a post-committal conference on July 26 and Barr was remanded in custody for an appearance in court by audio-visual link from prison on June 14.
The police withdrew the assault charges against both men.
No bail applications were made for the men by defence counsel.
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