Custody remand for second Rangiora murder accused

September 18, 2013 | By More

Rangiora-sign1A 39-year-old man has been remanded in custody to the High Court on a charge of murdering Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead on Friday.

He is the second man to appear in the Christchurch District Court charged with the murder. Both have been granted interim name suppression.

The Linwood man appeared before Judge Alistair Garland today, and entered no pleas to charges of  murdering Mr Lochhead, 51, and wounding his brother, Peter Graham Lochhead, with intent get away after a robbery.

He was remanded to appear in the High Court on October 4.

Police say the brothers were injured in an attack at their home in White Street, Rangiora, on Friday evening, and Tony Lochhead died in spite of efforts to resuscitate him. It is understood both men were stabbed.

The first man, a 36-year-old from Rakaia, was arrested late on Sunday night, and was granted name suppression when he appeared in court on Monday. He was remanded in custody to appear in the High Court on October but that date has now been brought forward to October 4.

At today’s appearance by the second man, defence counsel Richard Maze asked for the order for interim name suppression, which was granted by Judge Garland along with the reasons for the suppression. He said the order would need to be re-argued when the case was called in the High Court.

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