20 Aug 2012

Murder accused appear in court

10:13 pm on 20 August 2012

Two men charged with the murder of a Helensville man appeared in North Shore District Court, Auckland, on Monday.

The body of Lee McMurdo, 32, who was a known user and dealer of illicit drugs, was found at his home in July last year.

Andrew Parry Nicholson, 24, and a man 27, who has interim name suppression, also face a number of methamphetamine-related charges.

Both were remanded in custody until 4 September.

Victoria Jackson, 21 also appeared on six drug-related charges. She was remanded on bail.

Police say 3000 people were interviewed during the investigation.