Man charged with murdering woman in Auckland in broad daylight keeps name suppression

The man charged with murdering a woman by stabbing her to death in broad daylight in Auckland will keep his name suppression.

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Police were called to the scene in Massey after a report of an assault this morning. Source: 1 NEWS

The man will keep his name suppression because of issues around his fitness to plead and stand trial.

The 63-year-old is accused of killing the woman on Westgate Drive, Massey, late last month.

He is also charged with breaching a protection order the woman had.

Police were called to the property just after 8.30am on July 29.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A trial date has been set in the High Court in Auckland for October next year.