24 Nov 2008

Teenager accused of Taumarunui killing named

4:23 pm on 24 November 2008

A teenager charged with the murder of a man at a party in Taumarunui a week ago has appeared can now be named.

John-Humphrey Evans-Whatarangi, 18, appeared again in court on Monday, charged with murdering Simon Conrad.

Mr Conrad, 56, was found dead in a flat in Para Street after what police say was a minor altercation at a party at the flat the night before.

The accused appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Monday and has been further remanded in custody for a pre-depositions hearing in February.