16 Sep 2013

Third man arrested after Oamaru killing

11:06 am on 16 September 2013

A third man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a dairy farm worker near Oamaru.

Justin McFarlane, 35, was found dead in his home in Elderslie, Otago, last Wednesday morning.

The first of the group arrested was Steven Boskell, 18, of Palmerston who appeared in court on Friday and was remanded in custody.

On Monday, an Oamaru farmhand, 22, whose name is temporarily suppressed, appeared in the Dunedin District Court and was jointly charged with the murder.

He was arrested on Saturday as part of an Armed Offenders Squad operation.

Court records show a third man has been arrested and is expected to appear on Monday afternoon.

Police say they are still seeking at least one other person in relation to the killing.