26 Feb 2014

Murder accused wants stationery

1:25 pm on 26 February 2014

A man charged with murdering a homeless man says he doesn't have stationery to prepare his defence while inside Auckland's remand prison.

Grenville Fahey, who is charged with murdering Steven Harris, represented himself when he appeared at the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday morning.

At his last appearance, Justice Brewer summonsed a representative from the private prison operator Serco to explain why Mr Fahey had not had access to computers in prison to prepare his defence.

The Crown says security camera footage forms a key part of the case against Mr Fahey.

On Wednesday morning, Mr Fahey told the court he had managed to see part of the file but had still not been able to access all the footage. He also told the court he had not had stationery.

Justice Lang set a further hearing date next month and has asked the registry to appoint a lawyer to assist the court.