A 33-year-old man charged with the murder of Connor
Morris has made a brief appearance in court in Kaitaia this
He was arrested in the Far North town earlier today and
appeared in a closed court in Kaitaia at 11.30am on a charge
The man was granted interim name suppression and remanded in
custody to appear in the High Court at Auckland on September
Mr Morris suffered a fatal head injury during a confrontation
outside a party in the West Auckland suburb of Massey. He was
held by his partner of six years, Millie Elder-Holmes, as he
Yesterday the Herald on Sunday reported that two men who
lived at the West Auckland home outside where Mr Morris was
killed had gone into hiding amid fears of retaliation.
After receiving advice from police, the young men had not
returned to their home since Morris, who had strong links to
the Headhunters gang was killed two weeks ago.
Friends of Mr Morris have shared the news of the arrest on
Within minutes of police releasing the news of the arrest,
dozens of people posted to the Facebook page RIP Connor
Miss Elder-Holmes shared a link to the nzherald.co.nz story
about the arrest.