14 Dec 2012

Man to defend Christchurch murder charge

9:38 pm on 14 December 2012

A man accused of the murder of a Christchurch woman, Mallory Manning, will defend the charge at a trial in May next year.

Ms Manning was beaten and stabbed and her body dumped in the Avon River in 2008.

Mahua Fawcett, 24, was arrested in Auckland in March and charged with her kidnapping and murder.