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

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