4 Mar 2020

Name suppression lifted for man accused of double murder

9:44 am on 4 March 2020

The man accused of murdering two men near Tauranga last month can now be named.

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

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Samuel Deane Fane from Papakura today appeared in the High Court at Tauranga where interim name suppression was lifted.

The 25 year old is accused of killing Paul Lasslett and Nicholas Littlewood at a rural property at Omanawa.

He pleaded not guilty in court last week and a trial has been set down for March next year.