1 Feb 2011

Sharma murder-accused reappears in court

7:12 pm on 1 February 2011

The husband of a woman burned to death in Waikato has made a second appearance in court.

Diwesh Sharma is accused of the murder of 28-year-old Ranjeeta Sharma on 20 January.

He left for Fiji the following day with their four-year-old son.

The 29-year-old first appeared in Hamilton District Court on Saturday after returning from Fiji.

Mr Sharma appeared in court on Tuesday on three charges, including murder.

The other charges of assault with a blunt instrument and breach of bail were laid in South Auckland in December last year.

Mr Sharma been remanded in custody for a psychiatric report before re-appearing on 1 March.