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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    A Dunedin Facebook page has come under fire - in the trial of a doctor accused of murder

    A Dunedin Facebook page has come under fire - in the trial of a doctor accused of murder


    The jury has just been selected for 32-year-old Venod Skantha's six-week trial.

    Skantha is accused of murdering 16-year-old Amber-Rose Rush - who was found dead in her Dunedin home last year.

    Justice Gerald Nation warned more than a hundred potential jurors before selection about the Dunedin News Facebook Page - which has more than 50 thousand members.

    He told the court a lot of factually incorrect and prejudiced information was shared - at the time of the murder, and when Amber-Rose's mother died four months later .

    Nation said any potential jurors who had commented or posted about the death would be stood down.

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