One of the men accused of desecrating 20 Jewish graves in a
central Auckland cemetery last month has pleaded guilty,
while the other will fight the charge.
Name suppression expired today for Robert Moulden, 19, and
Christian Landmark, 20, who were charged over the vandalism
of the graves in Grafton Cemetery on Symonds St.
Neither man applied for an extension of the suppression
Moulden pleaded guilty to a charge of intentional damage when
he appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday and is to be
sentenced in February.
Landmark has pleaded not guilty to the same charge and will
appear before the court again in January.
The gravestones were defaced with anti-semitic graffiti and
A third man was initially over the attack, but police later
withdrew the allegation.
The vandalism was widely condemned.