20 Nov 2019

Accused killer had threatened another teen, court hears

From Checkpoint, 5:38 pm on 20 November 2019

The former Dunedin doctor accused of murdering Amber-Rose Rush threatened another teenager after indecently assaulting her, the High Court has heard.

Venod Skantha denies killing the 16-year-old in February last year.

The Crown claims it was to stop her coming forward with claims of indecent assault, supplying minors with alcohol and offering sex for money.

Today the jury heard evidence about these claims.

Timothy Brown has more.