21 Feb 2020

Woman charged with murdering Davis Phillips pleads not guilty

1:22 pm on 21 February 2020

A 41-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to murdering a man in Lower Hutt.

18072016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Wellington High Court.

A trial date has been set for February next year. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Davis Phillips, 56, was found critically injured on street corner in Taita last month, and died of his injuries soon after.

In the High Court at Wellington, Damelza Hohipa pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder and was been remanded in custody.

Her name suppression was ended.

Another man, who has name suppression, did not enter a plea and will reappear in court next Friday.

Justice France set a trial date for February next year.