14 Jan 2013

Teen accused of Ashburton killing remanded in jail

10:15 pm on 14 January 2013

A teenager accused of killing a 22-year-old woman in Ashburton has been remanded in jail until March.

The body of Sina Solomona, 22, was found in the house she shared with her three-year-old daughter and her extended family, badly beaten and with knife wounds to her face shortly before Christmas last year.

A police spokesperson says the 16-year-old, who has name suppression, was denied bail in the Youth Court on Monday.

The accused will reappear in court on 4 March.