1504216350722 - February date set for Sumner murder trial

February date set for Sumner murder trial

Three people charged with murdering a man found injured in a Sumner car park will go on trial in the High Court at Christchurch on February 19.

Cyle Robert Jetson, 21, Moses Eli Hurrell, 16, and Deborah Jean Tihema, 39, are jointly charged with the murder of Pierclaudio Raviola who was found badly injured in a car park outside the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club in March. He died in hospital three days later.

The February trial date was set at a pre-trial call-over before Justice Rachel Dunningham on Friday, where the trio appeared on separate video-links from Canterbury prisons.

Tihema applied this week for release on electronically monitored bail but it was refused after a hearing before Justice Nicholas Davidson.

Defence counsel Tony Garrett said on Friday that Hurrell would make a bail application in about a fortnight.

The three deny the murder charge. Tihema also denies taking a car, and Hurrell denies a burglary charge.