7 Mar 2017

Man pleads guilty to fatal hit-and-run in King Country

4:08 pm on 7 March 2017

A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a teenage girl in a hit-and-run in King Country last year.

In the High Court in Hamilton today, Broc Kawhena admitted a charge of causing death while in charge of a motor vehicle.

Ocean Heke, 17, was found dead on State Highway 3 in Otorohanga early on 3 April 2016, after attending a party.

The original charge of manslaughter will be withdrawn at sentencing in May.