Three men plead not guilty to murder of grandmother shot through window of South Auckland home

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Three men have pleaded not guilty to murder following the death of Māngere grandmother Meliame Fisi’ihoi.

Meliame Fisi’ihoi, 57, died when she was shot at her home on Calthorp Close, Favona. Photo/Facebook

Police said the 57-year-old was watching television in the early hours of the morning when she heard a noise.

They said she was shot when she approached her lounge window.

She died on January 15, 2020.

Today, Falala’anga Momooni Iongi, Viliami Mounga He Ofa Iongi and Manu Hori Iongi entered not guilty pleas to charges of murder at the High Court in Auckland.

The public gallery was packed during the brief appearance this morning.

The trio were remanded in custody by Justice Sally Fitzgerald until July 7, 2021, with a trial date set for May 2022.

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