Name suppression appeal lodged for Amber-Rose Rush murder-accused

Amber-Rose with her mum Lisa Ann.
Amber-Rose with her mum Lisa Ann. Photo credit: Supplied

The defence of the man accused of murdering Dunedin teenage Amber-Rose Rush has lodged an appeal against the lifting of his name suppression. 

The 30-year-old man is charged with murdering Ms Rush,16, who was found dead at her house on Clermiston Ave, Dunedin on February 3. 

He entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday morning in the Dunedin High Court.

Initially, he lost interim name suppression - but his defence counsel Marie Taylor-Cyphers said she would appeal the decision, so name suppression continued.

A date for the hearing of the appeal is yet to be set. 

It is believed the defendant was known to the victim. The man is also charged with four counts of threatening to kill a woman and three men in Balclutha.

An additional charge was added on Tuesday, the nature of which was suppressed. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The man was remanded in custody and is due to reappear in court on March 27.