Man pleads not guilty to killing wife in Te Anau

The Explorer Motel and Apartments, the site of a scene examination following the alleged murder....
The Explorer Motel and Apartments, the site of a scene examination following the alleged murder. Photo: Laura Smith
A man charged with the murder his wife in Te Anau in May has entered a not guilty plea.

Rodney Stewart Fallowfield (52) appeared by audiovisual link in the High Court at Invercargill today, facing a charge of murder.

The Otago Daily Times understands Fallowfield and Shirley Alaina Reedy (52) had only been married a matter of months before he allegedly killed her.

Justice Mander remanded him in custody until his next appearance in September.

Police started a homicide investigation after the body of Ms Reedy, from Balclutha, was found at a Cleddau St, Te Anau, address on May 15.

It has been reported the body was found at a motel, which has been the subject of police investigations.

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