Victims of Wellington axe attack named

The victims of a violent axe attack that took place in Wellington last year have been named today.

Sandra Guerin, 55, was killed following a vicious attack in her Blueberry Grove home, in the Upper Hutt suburb of Timberlea in December.

Ms Guerin's son Thomas Guerin, 20, was also injured at the family's home, and Kane Love, 24, was attacked at a nearby property.

Both young men were hospitalised with serious injuries as a result of the attack.

Another woman, Diane Misa was also found injured nearby.

The victims were granted interim name suppression until today.

Retimana Te Korou Nicholls, 36, from Maoribank, Upper Hutt made his first appearance in the High Court at Wellington this morning charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, wounding and assault.

Justice Robert Dobson remanded Nicholls in custody, until his next appearance date in March.


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