Attempted murder accused in court
Another man has appeared in court over the attempted murder of a Hamilton man during one of two aggravated robberies earlier this year.
The man, through his counsel Matthew Bates, was granted interim name suppression in the Hamilton District Court this morning by Community Magistrate Susan Hovell.
Bates successfully argued for suppression due to the seriousness ofthe charges and because his client wanted to tell his children, partner and employer about them first.
Police also successfully requested for details of the witnesses and victims to also be suppressed until Tuesday.
The 32-year-old entered no plea to charges of participating in an organised criminal group; attempted murder together with Te Aihurangi Edwards Tangiora, 25, and Darren Joseph Mark, 27, on April 12;aggravated robbery of two victims of $2,400 cash and $1,800 worth of personal items while armed with a Ruger 10/22 hunting rifle and hunting knife on April 12 and burglary of a Rodney St garage on March 28.
Jahmin Tairoa Te Hinga Inia, 20, of Hamilton, also appeared via audiovisual link on one charge of participating in an organised criminal group with Tangiora, Mark and the 32-year-old.Both men were remanded without plea to reappear in the High Court atHamilton on Tuesday.