Man accused of BOP murder named
Name suppression has been lifted for the man accused of murdering a woman in the Bay of Plenty.
Tehiiritanga Hill entered a not guilty plea by reason of insanity in the High Court at Tauranga today.
The 24-year-old appeared via audio-visual link.
Hill was arrested and charged with one count of murder following the death of a woman in Te Teko on Friday, June 12.
Both crown prosecutor Anna Pollett and defence lawyer Andrew Hill will obtain psychiatrist reports before a case review hearing on September 23.
The accused has been further remanded in custody until the case review hearing in September.
Justice Graham Lang confirmed a trial date has not yet been set.