20 Mar 2014

Trial date confirmed for Lundy

10:05 am on 20 March 2014

The High Court in Wellington has confirmed the trial of Mark Lundy will begin on 9 February next year.

Mark Lundy outside the High Court in Wellington.

Mark Lundy outside the High Court in Wellington in February. Photo: RNZ

He will be retried for the murder of his wife Christine and daughter Amber in August 2000, after the Privy Council last year quashed his earlier convictions.

Lawyers for the Crown and Mark Lundy on Thursday took part in a telephone conference with Justice Ron Young to discuss the timetabling of pre-trial hearings.

Pre-trial challenges to the Crown's scientific evidence will begin on 30 June and two weeks have been allocated for that hearing.

Mark Lundy remains on bail at a location that has been suppressed by the Court.