Two men have been charged with murder after the death of another man in a Nelson boarding house in July.
Bruce Mortimer was assaulted at the Franklyn Village boarding house and later died of his injuries.
Timothy Brunsell, aged 17, was initially charged with assault with intent to injure, and has now been charged with murder and assault with intent to rob.
He denied the charges in the High Court at Nelson this morning and has been remanded on bail.
Co-accused Joseph Dempsey, who is 27, also denies the same charges and will remain in custody until next year.