17 Apr 2012

71-year-old pleads not guilty to murder

12:07 pm on 17 April 2012

An elderly man accused of murdering a service station attendant more than 30 years ago in Turangi will defend the charge.

Menzies Hallett, 71, entered a plea of not guilty to the murder charge in the High Court in Rotorua on Tuesday.

Mr Hallett is accused of killing Rodney Tahu at a service station in August in 1979.

He will appear in court again at the end of May.