10 Jun 2015

Computer records requested in motel death case

11:40 am on 10 June 2015

The lawyer for a teenage murder-accused is asking for a copy of the victim's computer.

Leonard Nattrass-Berquist and Beauen Wallace-Loretz, both 17, are accused of murdering 54-year-old Ihaia Gillman-Harris late last year at an Epsom motel.

Leonard Nattrass-Berquist, left, and Beauen Wallace-Loretz

Leonard Nattrass-Berquist, left, and Beauen Wallace-Loretz Photo: Supplied

They appeared in front of a packed public gallery this morning at the High Court in Auckland.

Mr Wallace-Loretz's lawyer Johnnie Kovacevich asked the court for a copy of Mr Gillman-Harris' computer.

But Justice Lang said there was no way the police would hand over a computer likely to contain personal material not connected with the case.

He asked Mr Kovacevich to make it clear in writing what he was looking for.

The teenagers will be tried in November.