20 Oct 2014

Ohakune man admits murder charge

4:59 pm on 20 October 2014

An Ohakune man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Desroe Bishop from Opunake after appearing at the High Court in New Plymouth today.

Shiloh Dallas Mareikura was accused of stabbing Mr Bishop, 37, to death in his home on 5 September last year.

Justice Ellis has granted interim suppression on other facts of the case.

The 34-year-old was remanded in custody until 16 December for sentencing.