The person charged with Denver Likelihood’s homicide has pleaded not responsible.
Jay Christopher Lingman, 41, appeared in Auckland Excessive Court docket this morning charged with the homicide of Likelihood. He was represented by defence lawyer Steven Lack.
Lingman appeared earlier than Justice Simon Moore and plead not responsible to murdering Likelihood.
Lingman first appeared within the Papakura District Court docket on March 11 and was granted interim identify suppression. That lapsed at this time.
He was remanded in custody and is because of seem at a trial in Could subsequent 12 months.
Likelihood’s physique was discovered at a property south of Auckland on March 10.
The grisly discover marked the tip of a lacking particular person inquiry and the beginning of a murder investigation.
A 41-year-old man was arrested by police exterior a Mt Eden bar simply after 7pm, following a search of an tackle in Kingseat.
Likelihood went lacking on February 24 when he left his rental property round three.30pm in Mairangi Bay, sparking a police investigation into his whereabouts.
He was described as a “busy entrepreneur with fairly a number of companies” and had been “extraordinarily constructive, glad and upbeat”.
When he was first reported lacking his massive group of family and friends mobilised to assist police with the search.
His sisters flew again to New Zealand from Australia and the US to help police.