Murder accused pleads not guilty

 A man accused of murdering a homeless man in Balmoral pleaded not guilty when he appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning.

Justin Turner, 28, appeared before Justice Graham Lang.

Turner is charged with the murder of Maqbool Hussain, 46, whose body was found in a makeshift shelter behind a disused shop on Dominion Rd on March 24.

Turner was remanded in custody until September 15.

- Sophie Ryan of APNZ