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No plea from Atiamuri murder-accused

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 10/05/2016

An Atiamuri man charged with murdering his partner last month has yet to plead to the charge.

James William Manuoa Te Hiko, 44, is charged with murdering 41-year-old Queenie Selena Thompson on April 20.

Te Hiko appeared before Justice Kit Toogood in High Court at Rotorua on Wednesday and was remanded in custody for a case review hearing on July 13. A plea is anticipated then.

Justice Toogood set a provisional trial date of March 20.

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