Prison bashing murder trial starts today

  • 27/06/2016
Benson Parata (supplied)
Benson Parata (supplied)

Three Christchurch Prison inmates are to go on trial this week, accused of murder over the fatal bashing of a fellow prisoner.

Benton Parata, 44, died in hospital in March last year, six days after he was attacked in the prison's high-security unit.

On Monday, Akuhatua Tihi, 22, Levi Hohepa, 21, and Steven Betham, 37, will go on trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

The trial is expected to last for three weeks.

NZN