The bail decision on a woman charged over the death of a Hamilton man has been suppressed.

The woman, 23, also had her interim name suppression continued when she appeared in the Hamilton District Court today over the death of Rhys Gordon Williamson at a Frankton property on May 30.

As well as a charge of possession of an improvised firearm, she also appeared on a new charge of reckless discharge of a firearm causing Williamson's death, thereby committing manslaughter on May 30.

The woman's lawyer, Kerry Burroughs, asked for the decision of the bail hearing to be suppressed. Details of bail hearings are automatically suppressed under the Criminal Procedure Act. The result is usually allowed to be made public.


Judge Simon Menzies agreed to suppress the result of the bail application.

The woman will reappear in the High Court at Hamilton on June 27.

Manslaughter has a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.