Source: New Zealand Police – 21 Year-Old Man Charged With Virginia Ford’s Murder

Monday, 16 March 2015 – 5:18pm


The 21-year-old man charged in relation to the death of 20-year-old Virginia Ford has now been charged with murder.

He will appear in the Palmerston North District Court at approximately 10am tomorrow (Tuesday 17 March, 2015).

The Ford family have asked for privacy at this time and Police seek the support of media in respecting their request for privacy.

As the matter is before the court police will be making no further comment.


Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.