10 Dec 2014

Emergency drop murder accused named

10:02 am on 10 December 2014

The man charged with the murder of a man who died after being dropped at an emergency clinic can be named for the first time.

Ben Bosch Herkt appeared at the High Court in Auckland today.

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His lawyer Peter Kaye entered a not guilty plea on his client's behalf before Justice Lang set a trial date in October.

Police said the victim, Matthew Greenslade, had been taken to an accident and emergency clinic in Takanini last month, but despite medical staff's efforts he died.