Auckland murder-accused expected to ask for bail

  • 29/01/2016
Auckland murder-accused expected to ask for bail

A 25-year-old Aucklander accused of murdering one man and wounding another is expected to ask to be released on bail.

Dustin La Mont, who lost name suppression this week, is charged with killing 24-year Nathan Matai Pukeroa in Mt Albert in the early hours of December 3.

Today, his lawyers are expected to ask a High Court justice to let La Mont, who is currently remanded in custody, out on electronically monitored bail while he awaits trial.

La Mont is also charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to Mr Pukeroa's friend, who was seriously injured in the same alleged attacked.

He has pleaded not guilty to both charges and a trial has been set for October.

When La Mont appeared on Wednesday, a woman in the public gallery leapt at him before being stopped by security guards.

EM bail requires a monitored person to stay at a certain address 24 hours a day with special exceptions.

NZN