4 May 2021

Trial of man accused of murdering Jasmine Wilson postponed

1:47 pm on 4 May 2021

The trial of a man charged with the murder of a Whanganui woman has been postponed.

Jasmine Wilson died after receiving non-accidental injuries.

Jasmine Wilson. Photo: NZ Police

Jasmine Wilson, 33, died after she was dropped off at Whanganui Hospital in July 2019, badly beaten and barely conscious.

Zane Wallace - who was Wilson's boyfriend - has been on trial for murder and a number of threatening to kill charges in the High Court at Wellington.

Justice Jillian Mallon said an update in medical evidence needed further consideration which could not be done while the trial was under way, so it needed to be halted.

Zane Wallace will appear again in court on 27 July where the case will be discussed.

The jury will however continue to hear the case against Leann Michelle Wallace, who faces a charge of perverting the course of justice.

Her trail resumes tomorrow.

Justice Mallon said the jury would have to disregard some evidence it had already heard.

Family disappointed

Jasmine Wilson's family are disappointed they will now have to wait to get closure.

Her father Chris Wilson was due to give evidence today.

"I thought we were going to get the trial over and done with and get it out of the way, it's been a long road to get here.

"It's really difficult for families, you know, we can't even begin to start healing until we've got a conviction or not a conviction."

He said police were working very hard on all the details and the family just had to let the system run its course.