Man found not guilty of fatal stabbing by reason of insanity

A man who fatally stabbed a man in Upper Hutt has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

David Gilchrist killed Glen Collins on 29 September last year.

The public was packed with members of Glen Collins' family and friends, who shouted abuse at Gilchrist as he came into the High Court in Wellington.

Justice Churchman ordered Gilchrist be held as a special patient.