14 Jan 2013

18-year-old murder accused appears in court

9:34 pm on 14 January 2013

A teenager accused of murdering a man at Waihi Beach on New Year's Day has appeared in Tauranga District Court.

Robert Wilkinson, known to his family as Murray, was stabbed in the neck and face outside his caravan. The 64-year-old died later in hospital.

An 18-year-old Waihi man, whose name is suppressed, was arrested last week and charged with Mr Wilkinson's murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear in the same court on Wednesday for a bail application hearing.