6 May 2020

Mt Roskill murder accused named

10:36 am on 6 May 2020

The man accused of murdering a woman in Mt Roskill last week can now be named.

Police at the scene of a homicide investigation May Road Mt Roskill. A woman was found with critical injuries at the property on Friday morning and died shortly afterwards.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Damien Chandler, 29, is charged with murdering 47-year-old Tania Maree Hadley last Friday.

Police were called to an address on May Road just after 7.30am where they found Hadley critically injured.

Neighbours told RNZ they woke up to a loud bang that morning before a large plume of black smoke was seen lifted off the property.

Hadley died shortly afterwards and police arrested and later charged Chandler with murdering her.

Chandler appeared in the High Court at Auckland for the first time this morning.

His lawyer Jo Wickliffe told the court he was not seeking further name suppression.

The 29 year old was remanded in custody without plea to reappear on 27 May.