Two men accused of murdering a Christchurch man who died in
hospital from serious burn injuries will stand trial later
Shay Barry Webster, 21, and Jason Alistor Barr, 43, are
charged with murdering Terrance Martin Smith on Anzac Day
A Christchurch High Court official today confirmed that a
trial is now scheduled to start on November 24.
Smith, 55, received burns to more than 30 per cent of his
body during the incident.
Barr, of Waltham, and Webster, of Woolston, had originally
been jointly charged with intent to cause grievous bodily
But police upgraded the charges to murder after Mr Smith died
in Auckland's Middlemore Hospital three weeks later.
- By Kurt Bayer of APNZ