Accused denies stabbing charges

By Zac Yates -
The Dixon Way property that was the scene of a triple stabbing. PHOTO/BEVAN CONLEY
The Dixon Way property that was the scene of a triple stabbing. PHOTO/BEVAN CONLEY

A man arrested after a triple stabbing in Taihape has denied the charges against him.

Henry Lewis Haitana, 54, a shearer, pleaded not guilty to two charges of wounding with intent to injure and one of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was arrested after the incident on July 31 where three men, including Haitana, were admitted to hospital after an argument at a Dixon Way, Taihape property.

His assigned counsel Paul Murray yesterday told the Taihape District Court he had hoped to seek electronic bail but this had to be left for a future date.

Mr Murray said his client elected to be tried by a jury rather than before a judge alone.

Judge David Smith remanded Haitana in custody for a case review hearing on November 11.

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