A patched gang member has been charged with killing a man who died on a Lower Hutt driveway last month.
Desmond Leaf, 38, from Avalon, appeared in the Lower Hutt District Court today charged with the manslaughter of Michael Mulholland, who was found with facial wounds in a Farmers Crescent driveway in Pomare on September 20.
Leaf, unemployed, entered no plea and was remanded in custody.
Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson said police were also speaking with a second man in connection to the death.
Police launched a homicide investigation after Mulholland, 52, died at the scene despite efforts to resuscitate him.
An autopsy later confirmed he was seriously assaulted. Police do not believe a weapon was used in the attack.
It is understood both men are patched members of the Mongrel Mob.
- with Fairfax