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Hampton Downs murder accused named

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/04/2016

A man charged with murder following the discovery of a woman's body by a roadside south of Auckland has denied the crime.

Akash, 24, appeared in the High Court at Auckland on Wednesday charged with murder after the 22-year-old's body was found in Hampton Downs on April 10.

His lawyer, Jane Northwood, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Suppression on his name also lapsed.

At the time of the death police said they believed it was domestic-related and no one else was being sought.

A two-week trial is set down for February next year and Akash, who only goes by one name, has been remanded in custody.

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