Shooting murder trial begins

Turiarangi Tai, on trial in the High Court in Auckland for the murder of Chozyn Koroheke. - Photo: RNZ / Laura Tupou


The trial of a man charged with the murder of 22-year-old Chozyn Koroheke in April has begun in the High Court in Auckland.

Turiarangi Tai, who has links to the Bay of Plenty, entered a plea of not guilty in front of Justice Muir this morning.

Mr Tai has pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a firearm.

Another person, who has name suppression, pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact.

Chozyn Koroheke was shot dead at her home in Pakuranga on 4 April last year.

Police began a search for Turiarangi Tai and he later handed himself in.

The trial is set down for four weeks.

The opening addresses will start today.

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Total farce

Posted on 06-03-2018 07:58 | By Angels

When someone is that totally guilty and they plead not guilty, now a 4 week trial.Double the sentence for this. Criminals use the system against us. Why 4 weeks ??The cost. Then to keep a useless low life in jail for years. ( should have capital punishment for such low lifes).Their must be away to make them pay more for such stupidity at tax payer expense.