Napier homicide: Murder-accused pleads not guilty

11:43 am on 9 December 2022
Police at a house in Marewa, Napier, where a woman died on 18 November 2022.

Police behind a cordon in Marewa, Napier, after a woman was killed in February. Photo: RNZ

The man charged with murdering a woman in the Napier suburb of Marewa last month has pleaded not guilty.

Arohaina Henare, died at a home on Nuffield Avenue early in the morning on Friday, 18 November.

A 48-year-old man known to her was arrested two days later.

He appeared in court Friday morning via video link from prison, after a delay due to an emergency in the cells.

He will appear in court for a name suppression hearing in February.