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Name of alleged Te Atatu murderer released

The 19-year-old man charged with murdering Te Atatu woman Cun Xiu Tian can now be named as Jaden Lee Stroobant.

Supporters of Te Atatu woman Cun Xiu Tian outside the High Court in Auckland.
Supporters of Te Atatu woman Cun Xiu Tian outside the High Court in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

He appeared at the High Court at Auckland this morning but no plea was entered.

Stroobant is charged with murder and two counts of sexual violation.

Jaden Lee Stroobant, who's accused of murdering Cun Ziu Tian, appeared in court today. Source: 1 NEWS

Ms Tian's body was found at her Glenvil Lane house last month by her daughter and son-in-law, who also live at the address.

A post-mortem examination found Ms Tian had been the victim of a vicious and prolonged assault and had suffered a violent death.

A five-week trial has been set down for November 21. Supporters of Cun Xiu Tian gathered outside the court this morning.

A 43-year-old Henderson woman has also been charged over the case.

Her lawyer indicated a not guilty plea from his client to a charge of accessory after the fact to burglary, and that she opted for trial by jury.

The woman has been granted interim name suppression.

Cun Xiu Tian
Cun Xiu Tian Source: Supplied