Rex Prole in court today

The Tauranga builder accused of murdering his wife appeared in Tauranga District Court today in the next step toward finalising a high court trial.

Rex Leverett John Prole was remanded in custody until a post comittial conference on November 6.

A trial is likely to go ahead in the Rotorua High Court.

The 64-year-old is charged with the murder of 57-year-old Robyn Prole, whose body was found lying near the entrance to her home in Bell St, Judea on July 20.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Mrs Prole, a Brookfield Primary School teacher, died as a result of a single stab wound.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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