22 Feb 2016

Alex Fisher murder accused remanded again

12:20 pm on 22 February 2016

A man accused of murdering his 10-year-old brother has once again been remanded in custody and will reappear in court at the end of April.

Eric Baden McIsaac

Eric McIsaac Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Eric McIsaac appeared before the High Court in Wellington this morning via video link from the High Court in Palmerston North.

He is accused of murdering Alex Fisher, whose body was discovered at Waitarere Beach near Levin in October last year.

He also faces charges of burglary, possession of a knife and a fourth charge, which is suppressed.

Today's remand was made so the process to determine his fitness to stand trial can be completed.