An Ashburton man who was killed in Christchurch last month
can now be named.
Name suppression was lifted for both Cory James Protos (30)
and the 22-year-old woman accused of murdering him, when she
made a second appearance in the High Court at Christchurch
Zariah Jae Samson entered a not guilty plea to a charge of
murdering Protos, who was understood to have been her
boyfriend for a short time.
Police allege Samson murdered Protos on April 27 at an
address in Conference Street. His body was then moved to a
house in Bryndwr, where it's understood Samson lived.
Judge David Gendall remanded Samson in custody and she will
appear in court again on July 18, although a trial is not
likely to take place until next year.
Protos was the son of former Ashburton chimney sweep Jimmy
Protos and his wife Gail. The couple moved to Western
Australia a number of years ago and it's understood they were
on holiday in Thailand when their son died.
Protos was farewelled at a funeral service in Ashburton on