Retirement village murder accused in court

Police were called to the Coastal Villas retirement village on Tuesday. - Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

A 75-year-old man accused of murdering a 70-year-old woman at a retirement village has appeared in the Porirua District Court.

Police were called to Metlifecare Coastal Villas complex at Raumati Beach yesterday morning, and arrested the man later in the day.

He is charged with murdering Edith Roderique.

The man has been granted interim name suppression and will appear in the High Court later this month.