14 Jul 2014

Mei Fan murder accused charged

3:16 pm on 14 July 2014

A man accused of killing his estranged wife in Wellington was formally arraigned on Monday, and pleaded not guilty.

Michael Preston, 59, was charged with murdering Mei Fan in November last year.

Ms Fan was stabbed to death in her Miramar home and her body was discovered two days later.

Mr Preston was also charged with breaching a protection order. He pleaded not guilty to that charge as well.

He has been remanded in custody until a bail hearing next month.