12 Mar 2020

Labour MP's brother pleads guilty to murder

12:17 pm on 12 March 2020

The brother of Labour MP Kiri Allan has admitted to killing his partner in Whanganui in April last year.

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

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Eric Ara Mete pleaded guilty to murdering his partner Lorna-Anne Marie Thompson when he appeared in the High Court at Whanganui this morning

The 51 year old had previously pleaded not guilty and was due to stand trial in September.

Thompson's body was found in an apartment on the first floor of a building on the corner of Victoria Ave and Ingestre St in Whanganui, on the night of 10 April 2019.

It's believed she died on or before 6 April.

Mete will reappear for sentencing in May.