A teenager accused of murdering Ashburton mother Sina
Solomona has pleaded not guilty in Youth Court today.
The 16-year-old appeared before Judge Joanna Maze in
Ashburton in front of a public gallery which included his
parents and siblings and the mother of the murder victim.
Ms Solomona was found dead on December 15 at her Cass Street
property and the 16-year-old was arrested and charged a few
He was committed for trial on April 19 in the High Court at
He was remanded in custody but defence lawyer Liz Bulger
indicated bail would be sought at a later date.
During the appearance the youth was also charged with
sexually violating a female under 16.