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Manurewa murder charge denied

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/10/2016
Bodi McKee © NZ Police Bodi McKee

A man charged over a fatal shooting in a south Auckland driveway has pleaded not guilty to murder and will stand trial

Bodi McKee, 23, was arrested last month after 32-year-old Manurewa man Leslie Putt was fatally shot in the stomach on Winsford Street.

At the High Court at Auckland on Wednesday, McKee's lawyer entered a not guilty plea to a charge of murder and another of unlawful possession of a firearm.

A trial date has been set down for August 7 next year.

As McKee was led away, a group in the public gallery loudly swore at accused across the court, one shouting: "Be a man. Plead guilty".

Mr Putt died despite the attempts of paramedics to save him following a shooting at about 7am on September 24

Police said they believed he was staying at the house and had arrived the night before.

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