A man accused of breaking into three properties in the
Christchurch area before torching them, causing $600,000
worth damage, has appeared in court.
Keri Wakefield, 38, made a second appearance in Christchurch
District Court today on six charges of burglary and arson of
three Christchurch properties.
Police claim the unemployed man's spree last month - at a
Lyttelton St house, a Spreydon Baptist Church property and
Barrington St medical centre - caused $600,000 worth of
Defence lawyer Kerryn Beaton asked for Wakefield to be
remanded in custody until January 22 to enable more
disclosure on the arson matters.