The trial of a man accused of killing a security guard on the
first day of his job has begun in the High Court at Auckland
The 28-year-old, who has name suppression, is charged with
murdering Charanpreet Dhaliwal almost two years ago.
Mr Dhaliwal was on his first shift as a security guard when
he was attacked on November 18, 2011.
Today the accused pleaded not guilty to the murder charge,
and a second charge of assaulting a nightclub doorman on the
The Crown alleges the man, accompanied by others, punched a
doorman at a club in Henderson, in the early hours of the
A short time later, after being confronted by Mr Dhaliwal, he
violently hit him with an object, which killed him, according
to the Crown.
Mr Dhaliwal was guarding a FultonHogan construction site at
the time of the attack.
A jury of three men and nine women has been selected in
Auckland High Court this morning.
The trial is expected to run for three weeks.
- Patrice Dougan of APNZ