6 Aug 2014

Pawn shop defendant's name released

5:43 pm on 6 August 2014

Name suppression has been lifted for a man charged with the murder of two men in a south Auckland pawn shop.

Zarn Tarapata, who's 25, appeared in the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday morning.

69-year old Paul Fanning and 47-year old Paul Matthews were attacked and killed at the Ezy Cash store in Takanini last month.

Mr Tarapata denied the charges of murder.

He was remanded in custody and will face trial in May next year.

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Photo: File picture - AFP