Man accused of BOP murder named

The accused appeared via audio visual link. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

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.

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Posted on 24-07-2020 10:47 | By

Saine enough to know to hide his actions that he is saine enough to know are wrong, saine enough to understand a not guilty plea due to insanity . . .