25 Jul 2019

Whanganui murder-accused pleads not guilty

10:15 am on 25 July 2019

The man charged with murdering Miriama Raukawa and wounding five other people in a knife attack in Whanganui in January has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Coat of Arms inside the High Court in Rotorua

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The attacks at a Wicksteed Street address spilled out onto the streets and into a neighbouring supermarket carpark.

Jarrod Arnold Dent denied the charges when he appeared before Justice Susan Thomas via an audio visual link in the High Court at Whanganui this morning.

Justice Thomas remanded the accused man in custody.

A trial date has been set down for May next year.