Shock guilty plea by Wiremu Namana in Dunedin double homicide

Anastasia Neve, 39, and David Clarke, 49, were found dead in their Dunedin home after a fire on January 22, 2018.


Anastasia Neve, 39, and David Clarke, 49, had been discovered lifeless of their Dunedin dwelling after a fireplace on January 22, 2018.

A pair was killed of their dwelling earlier than it was set alight. Now the person behind the double murder has admitted the murders.

David Ian Clarke, 49, and Anastasia Margaret Neve, 35, had been discovered lifeless of their Wesley St dwelling, within the suburb of South Dunedin, after a fireplace ripped by means of the rear flat of an previous villa on January 22, 2018.

Police later revealed the couple had been killed, and launched a murder inquiry they dubbed ‘Operation Wesley’.

A person was charged with arson lower than a month later, and two counts of homicide adopted.

* Man charged with homicide of Dunedin couple discovered lifeless after home fireplace
* Informants supplied identification safety over Dunedin double murder
* Dunedin homicide sufferer Anastasia Neve ‘kicked life’s arse’
* Dunedin double murder probe after Anastasia Neve and David Clarke die in home earlier than fireplace
* Investigation ongoing into home fireplace that killed two in Dunedin

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Wiremu Ihaka Namana, 49, appeared earlier than Justice Gerald Nation within the Excessive Courtroom at Dunedin on Friday morning.

Namana, sporting a black swimsuit, entered responsible pleas on all three costs.

A fire investigator at the scene of a fatal flat fire, Wesley St, Dunedin.

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A fireplace investigator on the scene of a deadly flat fireplace, Wesley St, Dunedin.

Flowers were placed outside a Wesley St home where two people were killed.

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Flowers had been positioned exterior a Wesley St dwelling the place two individuals had been killed.

A fire ripped through Wesley St, Dunedin about 5.18am on January 22, 2018.


A fireplace ripped by means of Wesley St, Dunedin about 5.18am on January 22, 2018.


Detective Inspector Steve Wooden reveals the deaths of two individuals in Dunedin is now thought-about a murder inquiry. (Video first revealed in January 2018)

A police car outside the Wesley St home, after a second blaze ripped through the abandoned flat.

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A police automobile exterior the Wesley St dwelling, after a second blaze ripped by means of the deserted flat.

Namana, who was issued with a primary strike warning, will likely be sentenced on August 19.