11 Feb 2021

Red Fox shooting case: Dead man's testimony read out in court

From Checkpoint, 5:44 pm on 11 February 2021

Evidence from a man who died two years ago has been read out to a jury in a 30-year cold case.

Waikato publican Chris Bush was gunned down during a robbery at the Red Fox Tavern in October 1987.

Mark Hoggart and another man with name suppression are on trial in the High Court in Auckland, charged with murder and aggravated robbery - which they deny.

Today the jury heard evidence from some of those who were first on the scene.

Our reporter Sarah Robson is covering the case and filed this story.