Teens plead not guilty to manslaughter relating to Auckland hit-and-run of Connor Boyd

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Teens plead not guilty to manslaughter relating to Auckland hit-and-run of Connor Boyd


Connor Boyd died in hospital after he was hit by a car in Auckland’s CBD.

Hakam Malla/Supplied

Connor Boyd died in hospital after he was hit by a car in Auckland’s CBD.

The young man who died after an alleged hit-and-run in Auckland’s CBD can now be named as Connor Boyd.

Two 18-year-olds, a man and woman, are jointly charged with Boyd’s manslaughter. They entered not guilty pleas when they appeared at the High Court at Auckland on Wednesday.

Boyd died in Auckland City Hospital three days after he was allegedly hit by a car.

The woman has also been charged with three counts of assault.

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Justice Sally Fitzgerald set a trial date down for October 16 next year and remanded the pair on bail, to reappear in court later this year.

Connor Boyd, right, pictured with his friend Hakam Malla.

Hakam Malla/Supplied

Connor Boyd, right, pictured with his friend Hakam Malla.

A lawyer, acting on behalf of the woman, also asked for interim name suppression to continue.

The man’s lawyer, Paul Borich, QC, did not seek continued name suppression, however the woman’s lawyer sought continued suppression to protect the identity of his client.

The name suppression hearing was set down for June 2.

Justice Fitzgerald acknowledged Boyd’s family and friends, who were present in court on Wednesday.



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