There were angry scenes in a Dunedin courtroom on Monday when a doctor appeared charged with murdering a teenage girl.
The 30-year-old man appeared in the Dunedin District Court on Monday afternoon charged with the murder of 16-year-old Amber-Rose Rush.
Dunedin Police were called to a Clermiston Avenue address on Saturday morning and found her body at the property.
Police say she was murdered by a 30-year-old man who was known to her.
Members of the public sitting in the public gallery yelled at the man as he appeared calling him a "rapist" and a "murderer".
Friends and family have shared their heartbreak of the teenager's death on social media.
Amber's brother wrote: "I still don't think even I understand how much you have impacted my families lives yet," he said.
"You took away my entire families closest friend and most loved little girl. You really do have no idea what you've done."
Her mother, Lisa Ann, wrote of her grief - saying the alleged murderer had "killed our entire life".
"I don't know how to be without you, I cannot see a way to live without you, you're everything to me, to all of us," she wrote.
He has been granted interim name suppression, entered no plea and is remanded in custody until February 20 when he will appear in the Dunedin High Court.