19 Jun 2013

Fire murder trial not until next year

11:47 am on 19 June 2013

Two men accused of murdering an Auckland man who was burnt to death won't stand trial until next year.

The body of Shalvin Prasad, 21, was found in a scrub fire in February.

Shivneel Kumar and Bryne Permal are charged with his murder.

Both appeared at the Auckland High Court on Wednesday morning where a provisional trial date of July 2014 was set.