14 Oct 2015

Trial of teens charged with murder delayed

2:48 pm on 14 October 2015

The trial of the two teenagers charged with murdering a man at an Auckland motel has been delayed.

Leonard Nattrass-Berquist and Beauen Wallace-Loretz are charged with the murder of Ihaia Gillman-Harris, 54, late last year.

The pair are also accused of robbing Mr Gillman-Harris of cash, a mobile phone and his bank card, as well as taking his Range Rover.

They were due to face a trial at the High Court in Auckland next month.

However, following a hearing this morning, Justice Lang delayed the trial until next year.

Mr Gillman-Harris died in hospital of a head injury, about an hour after checking into the Ascot Motel in Epsom on 27 December.