4 Sep 2019

Man accused of murdering his mother is named

11:25 am on 4 September 2019

A man accused of murdering his mother in West Auckland can now be named.

Entrance to the High Court in Auckland

The High Court in Auckland Photo: justice.govt.nz

Martin Marinovich is before the High Court at Auckland after being charged over the death of his mother in February.

The 27-year-old was arrested shortly after his 59-year-old mother died in the West Auckland suburb of Oratia.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder through his lawyer Shane Tait two weeks later.

At a High Court appearance this morning, Justice Davison confirmed a two-week trial had been set down for February next year.

Mr Marinovich has been remanded in custody until then.