5 Feb 2011

Accused killer in court

11:15 am on 5 February 2011

A man charged with the murder of his step-uncle has appeared in Manukau District Court.

Patrick Young, 42, was arrested in Manurewa on Friday.

He is accused of beating Aran Jenkanying, 56, to death and attacking his step-mother Arunee Jenkanying, 57, at a house in Otara on 26 January.

Police described the attack as ferocious. Mr Jenkanying died in Auckland hospital after his life support was switched off last Saturday night. His sister is still being treated for serious injuries.

Mr Young was arrested with Ana Edmonds, 28, who is accused of helping him evade capture.

He was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on 14 February.

Ms Edmonds will reappear in court on Monday.