A man charged with the murder of Christchurch woman Michelle
Mary Lawrence will stand trial next March.
Timothy Joseph Foley, unemployed, faces a charge of killing
41-year-old Ms Lawrence in the suburb of Linwood on June 9,
She was rushed to hospital after being found at the property,
and was in a critical condition in ICU for three weeks until
she died on June 30.
Foley, 52, was originally charged with intentionally causing
Ms Lawrence grievous bodily harm but that was withdrawn by
police and replaced by the murder charge.
His murder trial was due to start at the High Court in
Christchurch last week.
But it was delayed and today Justice Robert Dobson set down a
trial to begin on March 10, next year.
Foley is remanded in custody until trial, which is expected
to take two weeks.
- Kurt Bayer of APNZ