Zijad Garibovic in the dock at Auckland District Court this
afternoon. Photo / Sarah Ivey
A 70-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the
murder of a 77-year-old man.
Zijad Garibovic appeared before Judge Grant Fraser at the
Auckland District Court earlier today with the assistance of
a Croatian interpreter.
Lawyer John Anderson asked for name suppression for his
client, saying Garibovic's children in Australia had not been
Judge Fraser understood two children in New Zealand had been
told of the murder charge and found it hard to believe they
would not have informed their three siblings in Australia.
Garibovic was remanded to the Mason Clinic until appearing in
the High Court on April 23 where a report will be heard as to
whether he is fit to stand trial.
Roy Eric Lowe died after an attack about 11.45pm on Friday at
Merton Village, St Johns - a cluster of Housing New Zealand
units for pensioners.