8 Jul 2011

Accused wife-killer back in court

11:08 am on 8 July 2011

The husband of a woman who burned to death near Huntly in January has appeared in the High Court in Hamilton.

Diwesh Sharma, 28, is accused of killing Ranjeeta Sharma, 28. Her body was found on the side of a rural road.

The accused is yet to make a plea, but his lawyer indicated at an earlier District Court appearance that his client would plead not guilty.

He will next appear in court in September. A trial date has been set for February next year.