Shannon Shelby Baker murder-accused appear in court

A smiling man.
Shannon Shelby Baker. Photo credit: Supplied/NZ Police

The two men charged with the murder of Shannon Shelby Baker have appeared in court.

Both defendants were granted interim name suppression when they appeared separately in the Auckland District Court on Wednesday.

They both face charges of murder, aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault.

Mr Baker was found dead in his Calgary St property on the December 11, 2018. Police said he was the victim of a violent assault and died in the early hours of the morning.

Mr Baker was allegedly visited at his home and was threatened on two occasions before his death, and one of those times had his wallet stolen - they believed the incidents are linked to his death.

In a statement released late yesterday, a Baker family spokesperson said his loved ones are still angry at what's happened, but the fact charges have now been laid are the best result possible.

The two men are due to reappear in the Auckland High Court next week, and in early March.


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