17 Jan 2013

Featherston homicide accused in court

2:35 pm on 17 January 2013

A man accused of involvement in the fatal beating of a Wairarapa man has appeared in court.

Hayden Ranson, 27, is charged with aggravated burglary and appeared at Lower Hutt District Court on Thursday.

He was remanded in custody to reappear in Masterton District Court on Friday morning.

Police began a homicide investigation after Glen Jones, 40, was found with severe head injuries at his Featherston home about 12.15am on Saturday and died in Wellington Hospital later that day.

Four other people have been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.