3 Feb 2022

Twelve-year-old boy pleads not guilty to murder of Northland man

12:43 pm on 3 February 2022

A 12-year-old accused of murdering a man near Kaikohe has pleaded not guilty in the High Court in Whangārei this morning.

Whangarei High and District Court

Photo: Ministry of Justice website

He was charged last December, after the death of Michael John Biggins in September.

The 62-year-old was found seriously injured in a crashed vehicle in a paddock in Ōkaihau.

The 12-year-old accused, who has name suppression, was remanded in the custody of Oranga Tamariki today.

He is jointly charged with a 15-year-old boy.

Their High Court murder trial will start in March next year.