15 Oct 2013

Fourth man to appear in court over teenager's death

1:30 pm on 15 October 2013

A fourth man will appear in court charged with the murder of a teenager in Taupo.

Wiremu Birch, 19, died after a fight on Friday, and three men aged 23, 27 and 32 appeared in court on Saturday charged with causing grievous bodily harm. They were remanded and will appear in court again on Monday.

A 30-year-old man was arrested by police in Taupo on Sunday and was to appear at the Rotorua District Court on Monday.

Police say they have completed a scene examination and a post-mortem has been conducted.