19 Feb 2015

Man charged with mother's murder appears in court

11:48 am on 19 February 2015

A Taranaki man charged with murdering his mother has had his case adjourned after a brief appearance in the High Court at New Plymouth.

David Blake

David Blake Photo: Taranaki Daily News / Robert Charles

David Blake, 47, is accused of killing his mother Gwen Blake in her Stratford home on 30 January.

Police were called to a Regan Street address after a member of the public heard shouting at the house.

An autopsy found 71-year-old Mrs Blake died of injuries related to a serious assault.

Grounds for today's adjournment were suppressed.

David Blake will reappear for a case review hearing in April.