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Man accused of murdering Dunedin father in hit and run named

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Publish Date
Tue, 8 Nov 2022, 10:29am
Unity Park murder accused appears by audiovisual link in the High Court in Dunedin on Tuesday. Photo / Gregor Richardson
Unity Park murder accused appears by audiovisual link in the High Court in Dunedin on Tuesday. Photo / Gregor Richardson

Man accused of murdering Dunedin father in hit and run named

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Publish Date
Tue, 8 Nov 2022, 10:29am

The 35-year-old accused of the murder of Dunedin man Sean Buis can now be named after suppression lapsed.

Lance Colin Robert Moore, a Dunedin builder, appeared before the High Court at Dunedin this morning where he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He will remain behind bars but counsel Kerry Cook said an electronically-monitored-bail application would be heard in a fortnight.

Police said they believed Buis went to the Unity Park Lookout with an associate to meet someone on the evening of July 21, but they were met by two cars, including a red Ford Falcon, and a person they were not expecting.

Buis left the car he had arrived in, and went on foot towards Eglinton Rd where he was allegedly run down by Moore.

In September, police said they had identified the driver of the Falcon which was believed to have been involved in the incident.

The scene of the alleged murder on Eglinton Rd in Dunedin the evening of July 21. Photo / ODT files

The scene of the alleged murder on Eglinton Rd in Dunedin the evening of July 21. Photo / ODT files

Moore will appear before the High Court for a case review in January.

Buis, of Dunedin, was a father of one.

The incident was the subject of a Ten 7 Aotearoa broadcast in August, which called for public help to identify the driver of the Ford Falcon.

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