Shooting murder trial begins in Auckland court

Turiarangi Tai, on trial in the High Court in Auckland for the murder of Chozyn Koroheke. - Photo: RNZ / Laura Tupou

The trial of a man charged with the murder of 22-year-old Chozyn Koroheke in April has begun in the High Court in Auckland.

Turiarangi Tai entered a plea of not guilty in front of Justice Muir this morning.

Mr Tai has pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a firearm.

Another person, who has name suppression, pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact.

Chozyn Koroheke was shot dead at her home in Pakuranga on 4 April last year.

Police began a search for Turiarangi Tai and he later handed himself in.

The trial is set down for four weeks.

The opening addresses will start today.

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