A man charged with murdering a Lower Hutt man has reappeared in court.
Sean Brown, 26, is charged with murdering Harold Skudder, who disappeared more than three years ago.
Mr Brown is also facing an unrelated minor damage charge. He was remanded in custody on Thursday to reappear in court on 16 June.
Lawyer Greg King advised the Lower Hutt District Court the case will proceed to trial in the High Court in Wellington.