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Murder accused due to appear in Nelson

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 21/08/2016

A 52-year-old man charged with the murder of John Murray Morton, whose body was found in a boat near Nelson on August 4, is due to appear in court.

The man, who is a local and was known to Mr Morton, was arrested and charged during the weekend.

He will appear in the Nelson District Court on Monday.

Mr Morton, 55, of Nelson, known as "Muzza", was found dead in the back of a white boat moored in Nelson Haven, opposite the skate park on QE II Drive. Police have said he died violently.

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