4 Feb 2013

Family says days since stabbing a nightmare

8:29 pm on 4 February 2013

The family of a man fatally stabbed near the Horowhenua town of Levin says the days since his death have been like living in a nightmare.

Michael Valentine, 27, died on Friday night at a rural address off State Highway 1 north of the town.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder, and two other men, aged 22 and 29, have been charged with assault.

The accused killer and the 29-year old were to appear in Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday.

The other man will be in Levin District Court on Thursday.

Mr Valentine's relatives say his death has left a huge void in their lives and they are still coming to terms with their loss.

They have also thanked people who have supported their family and members of the public who have passed information to police.