9 Feb 2006

Norfolk Island court to hear New Zealander charged with murder

10:17 am on 9 February 2006

A New Zealander will appear in court on Norfolk Island this afternoon to be charged with murder.

Glenn McNeill, who's from the South Island city of Nelson, is accused of killing the Australian woman Janelle Patton on Norfolk in 2002.

It was the island's first recorded murder in 150 years.

A request for his extradition was granted in the Nelson District Court on Tuesday and yesterday Mr McNeill was flown to the island along with two Australian police officers.