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Turangi baby murder accused in court

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/06/2017

A serving prisoner accused of murdering his nine-month-old daughter in Turangi last year has appeared in court but is yet to enter a plea.

Donovan Michael Duff, 40, appeared in the High Court at Rotorua on Wednesday via video link.

He was remanded by Justice Sarah Katz until June 28 so a lawyer can be assigned to him.

He represented himself at the appearance.

Crown prosecutor Chris Macklin says if Duff pleads not guilty the date for his trial will be a year way - June 11, 2018.

Justice Katz said two weeks would be set aside for a trial.

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