Te Aroha man charged with manslaughter

Last updated 10:39 06/02/2014

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A Te Aroha man has been further charged with manslaughter following the death of another man at a house in Thames in November, 2013.

Suppression was also lifted for John Anthony Harrison, 45, after he appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday.

Harrison pleaded not guilty to four charges - two of assaulting a female, one of injuring with intent and a fourth of the manslaughter of Michael Brett Godwin, 49, by a punch to the head at a Queens St, Thames house on November 17, 2013. H

arrison was remanded on further bail. Godwin died after an alleged fight at the house after a drinking session with Harrison and two female victims. 

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