Morgan Tait is the NZ Herald's police reporter.

Man accused of killing Remuera jogger Jo Pert faces 12 further charges

Jo Pert was killed while out jogging in Remuera, Auckland. Right, flowers near the spot where she was killed.
Jo Pert was killed while out jogging in Remuera, Auckland. Right, flowers near the spot where she was killed.

The man accused of killing Auckland jogger Jo Pert is facing a further 12 charges relating to other victims and potential victims in the hours before and after Ms Pert's death, it can now be revealed.

Suppression of the charges against Tevita Mafi Filo, 24, was today lifted in the High Court at Auckland by Justice Lang.

Filo has been in police custody since January 7 following the death of Ms Pert on the same day.

Ms Pert was killed on Shore Rd, Remuera as she went for a morning jog. Filo is charged with murdering the mother of two.

Today it can be revealed for the first time that he is also facing 12 other charges for crimes alleged to have occurred in the hours before and after her death.

The names of the complainants and the details of those charges has been suppressed.
However, it can be reported that Filo has been charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of indecent assault, five counts of unlawfully being on property, possession of an offensive weapon and being found in a public place preparing to commit an offence.

Justice Lang remanded Filo in custody until another hearing on August 25.

The 13 Charges

• 1 x Murder
• 3 x Burglary
• 2 x Indecent assault
• 1 x Possession of offensive weapon
• 5 x Unlawfully on property
• 1 x Being found in a public place preparing to commit an offence

- NZ Herald

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