8 Apr 2010

Name of second slain Hokitika man released

9:34 pm on 8 April 2010

The name of the second man killed in a double shooting in Hokitika has been released.

Andrew Hutchison, 23, was the grandson of the other victim, Frank Schist aged 86.

Both men were at the Schist family home in Hokitika on Tuesday when they were shot dead.

Their bodies were removed from the house on Wednesday night and taken to Christchurch for post-mortems.

A man who has name suppression was charged on Wednesday with Mr Schist's murder. He will be charged with Mr Hutchison's killing when he reappears in the Greymouth District Court next Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the son of Mr Schist says he wants to extend his sympathy to the family of the accused.