17 Oct 2012

Murder charge over South Auckland death

10:17 am on 17 October 2012

A man has been charged with the murder of a 55-year-old man in South Auckland.

The body of Richard John Lees was found on Friday in the converted garage he lived in at a Manurewa property.

A post mortem showed Mr Lees died of head injuries.

A 27-year-old unemployed man was due to appear in Manukau District Court on Tuesday charged with murder.

He is also charged with stealing property from the victim's home.