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Taupo manslaughter trial next year

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/05/2017

It will be a year before a man accused of manslaughter by running a woman over at Taupo's Acacia Bay stands trial.

In the High Court at Rotorua on Wednesday Justice Graham Lang remanded Adrian Ngamotu, 54, in custody until his trial on May 14, next year.

Ngamotu pleaded not guilty to causing the death by manslaughter of Lisa-Anne Ngamotu on May 8 at Taupo and assaulting Logan Gillard by using a vehicle on the same date.

It is not clear how or if the pair were related.

His lawyer, Andy Schulze, said he was seeking a report from a psychogeriatrician saying Ngamotu was having problems with his recall .

A case review hearing was set for July.

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