A Hamilton man charged over the murder of his partner in her home has been further remanded without plea.
Reuben Paul Peeni was due to enter a plea today, his second appearance in the High Court at Hamilton, but his lawyer Anne-Marie Beveridge successfully argued against doing that just yet in several undisclosed reasons listed in a memorandum handed to Justice Paul Davison.
The 36-year-old made a brief appearance via audio visual link this morning charged with the murder of Crystal-Lee Selwyn last month.
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He was supported by family who were in the public gallery.
Peeni, who will also be forwarded for a mental health assessment, was remanded in custody to reappear in court on February 25, when a plea will need to be entered and a trial date set.