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Woodville murder trial to start

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/05/2016
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Five men are to go on trial this week charged with the murder of a man in the Tararua town of Woodville last year.

James Whatuira, 49, died from a single gunshot wound following a fight on January 4 last year.

Troy Simmonds, Scott Simmonds, Michael Fiti, William Hartley and Daniel Rei will go on trial in the High Court at Palmerson North on Monday.

The house where Mr Whatuira's body was found was destroyed by a suspicious fire a month after his death.

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