Murder-accused Chazz Hayden Hall today pleaded not guilty to all five charges he faces following the death of his former partner in Westshore four months ago.
Hall, 28, was appearing in the High Court in Napier, where Justice Simon France, in an audio visual link from Wellington, remanded him in continued custody for a trial to start in the court on November 21.
Hobbling into court, with dark beard and wearing dark prescription glasses, Hall spoke clearly as he pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering his daughter's-mother Victoria Foster on October 26 last year.
He also denied possessing a shotgun without a licence, and four charges from a chase and its Sunday night chase which ended with him being shot by police on the main road in Clive. The othes allege dangerous driving, threats to kill police officers and discharging a firearm with reckless disregard for the safety of others.
A small number of members of both Hall's family and his alleged victim were in court during the short hearing in which the Crown prosecutor was Clayton Walker and Hall was represented by veteran Napier barrister Russell Fairbrother QC.
Halls' next appearance in court will be for pre-trial matters on April 21.