9 Nov 2018

New murder charge against man arrested over Aucklander's death

4:05 pm on 9 November 2018

A 31-year-old Porirua man has been charged with murder over the death of 19-year-old Sosiua Ula in October.

Sosiua Helotu Ula, 19, died after falling from a car.

Detective Senior Sergeant Christiaan Barnard said three people previously arrested during the investigation into Mr Ula's death appeared in the Wellington District Court today on a charge of conspiracy to supply methamphetamine.

One of the three, a 31-year-old Porirua resident, faces a newly laid charge of murdering Mr Ula.

He was given continued interim name suppression and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.

The other two defendants, aged 28 and 38, also have continued interim name suppression.

Additional charges of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of supply have been laid against them.

They were both remanded on bail.