Murder trial date to be set

A trial date for a Timaru man charged with murder is likely to be set on August 28.

Johnny Grant Holman, 25, is charged with the murder of Shane William Braddick, 28, a Timaru father of one, found dead in York St early on Friday, May 11.

Holman has not entered a plea and has been remanded in custody until August 28 for a post-committal conference, to allow for formal written statements to be filed and the court registrar to set a trial date, unless a plea of guilty is entered.

The Timaru Herald