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Trial to start over murder, kidnapping

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/02/2017

The trial of two men accused of kidnapping and killing a Waiuku man is set to begin.

Lance John Murphy, 56, was last seen at a petrol station in Warkworth, north of Auckland, in November 2015 and his body was discovered at a rural property in Wellsford the following month.

Michael Davies, 52, will on Tuesday morning go on trial in the High Court at Auckland charged with murdering Mr Murphy.

His co-accused, 38-year-old Steven Gunbie, faces a charge of kidnapping and stealing a car over the same incident.

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