Murder charge laid for man accused of stabbing woman, running over two others in South Auckland

The man accused of stabbing a woman and running over two other people with a car in Māngere Bridge last month has now been charged with murder.

Sagaia Kaisala. Source: Givealittle

The 46-six-year-old, who has name suppression, was also charged with assault with a weapon at the High Court in Auckland today.

Prior to today's appearance, he was facing one charge of attempted murder.

He entered not guilty pleas to all three charges.

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The incident unfolded yesterday in South Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

Mother of two Sagaia Kaisala died at the scene on Mahunga Drive on June 20, after she was run over while helping a woman who had been stabbed.

A Givealittle page has been set up to provide financial assistance for Ms Kaisala's family.

A man was also injured in the incident after being run over, but survived.

A name suppression hearing will be held at the High Court later this month.

The man was remanded into custody.