17 May 2014

Woman denies killing boyfriend

8:19 am on 17 May 2014

A 22-year-old Christchurch woman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of her boyfriend.

Zariah Jae Samson reappeared in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday when she entered a not guilty plea.

Interim name suppression was lifted for Ms Samson and the dead man, 30-year-old Cory James Protos, of Christchurch.

Police allege Ms Samson murdered Mr Protos on 27 April at a property in Conference Street, central Christchurch, before his body was moved to a home in the suburb of Bryndwr where Ms Samson lived.

Ms Samson remains in custody and will reappear in court on 18 July.