Dunedin stabber’s ID is still suppressed

That a Dunedin stabber’s ID is still suppressed indicates he was more than just an ordinary criminal.

The man who allegedly stabbed four people in a Dunedin supermarket will continue to keep his identity secret.

The 42-year-old appeared in the High Court at Dunedin this morning facing four charges of attempted murder after allegedly attacking two staff members and a married couple at the Cumberland St Countdown on May 10.

The victims have since been discharged from hospital.

The defendant attended today’s hearing by audio-visual link from prison and remained silent and impassive throughout.

Counsel John Westgate said he had recently received disclosure from the prosecution and had not yet discussed it with his client.

A psychiatric report was being completed, the court heard.

Justice Cameron Mander allowed continuation of name suppression while that process was undertaken.

That issue will be revisited when the defendant next appears in court later this month.

One of the victims has been confirmed as a Corrections employee while another is understood to be his partner.

Dallas Wilson, who spent a week in hospital, said he was stabbed four times and was lucky that no vital organs were hit.

The father of two paid tribute to those at the scene who assisted as well as police and medical staff.

Countdown Dunedin Central reopened several days after the attack, following a blessing of the scene.

Security staff have been stationed in the store since.

NZ Herald

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  1. Yet another example of Muslims not being told the truth, that Islam is false, Allah is imaginary, Muhammad lied, Koran is nonsense and lies. With that out of the way, there’s no reason for Muslims to be Muslims and repeat the MANY evils of false prophet Muhammad.

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