Otago Daily Times
Brief appearance by murderaccused
Christchurch: A woman accused of murdering a man and burying him in the backyard of his north Christchurch home appeared in court yesterday.
Rena Joyce aka Maloney (55), kitchen hand, is charged with murdering Martin Orme Berry on December 29.
Police were alerted to the ‘‘location of the body’’ at a property in Main North Rd in Papanui two weeks later.
In the High Court at Christchurch yesterday morning, Maloney made a brief appearance from custody.
Justice Cameron Mander remanded her in custody without plea until February 19. — The New Zealand Herald