A Christchurch father-of-two allegedly murdered at his home nearly three months ago can be named for the first time today.
Mark Cowling, 44, died of stab injuries on September 6 at his home in Edgeware.
A 31-year-old barman was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder.
At the High Court in Christchurch this morning, an interim suppression order for Cowling lapsed.
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However, the man accused of killing him still has interim name suppression.
A two-week murder trial is due to start on May 24 next year.
NZME earlier reported that Cowling had taken to social media with a noise complaint shortly before he was killed.
Police were called to an Edgeware property shortly before 3am on September 6.
Cowling was taken to Christchurch Hospital but died soon after.