A man charged with the murder his wife in Te Anau in May has entered a not guilty plea.
Rodney Stewart Fallowfield appeared by audio-visual link in the High Court at Invercargill today, facing a charge of murder.
The Otago Daily Times understands Fallowfield and Shirley Alaina Reedy had only been married a matter of months before he allegedly killed her.
Justice Mander remanded the 52-year-old in custody until his next appearance in September.
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Police started a homicide investigation after the body of Reedy, from Balclutha, was found at a Cleddau St, Te Anau, address on May 15.
It has been reported the body was found at a motel, which has been the subject of police investigations.