Attempted murder accused committed to trial

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The case of a Tauranga man charged with two attempted murders after separate shooting incidents has been committed to trial in the Rotorua High Court.

Steven Dennis Poole, 44, of Bayfair, appeared in Tauranga District Court today facing two charges of attempted murder, one charge each of aggravated burglary, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The first callover will be held at Rotorua High Court on February 14.

Poole remains in custody.

Meanwhile, one of the four men involved in a smash and grab at a Tauranga central city liquor store has pleaded guilty to the charge in court.

Anthony Wilson, 28, from Te Puna, appeared in Tauranga District Court this morning and pleaded guilty to burglary in relation to an incident at a Thirsty Liquor outlet.

Wilson was remanded in custody after being declined bail on Friday.

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