30 Mar 2016

Judge considers permanent name suppression

12:13 pm on 30 March 2016

A High Court judge is to decide whether a woman found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity should have permanent name suppression.

More police arrive at the scene of the Johnsonville homicide.

Police at the scene of the Johnsonville stabbing in July 2015. Photo: RNZ / Shannon Gillies

The woman was last week found not guilty by reason of insanity on five charges, including murder, assault with a weapon and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

A 67-year-old man was killed and four others injured in a knife attack in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville last July.

A hearing was held in Wellington today to decide whether her existing name suppression should continue.

The judge reserved his decision.

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