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Family of woman who allegedly stabbed partner ‘shocked’ to learn of murder charge – Stuff.co.nz

As first photo emerges of woman whose partner’s body was found in a backyard grave, Rena Maloney’s relatives tell of their ‘shock’ at the allegations.

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The family of a woman accused of stabbing her partner two weeks before his body was found buried in a makeshift grave are shocked at news she is facing a murder charge.
Kitchen hand Rena Maloney walked into a police station on Wednesday and said her partner, Martin Orme Berry, 55, was buried in the backyard of his Christchurch property.
Maloney, also known by the surname Joyce, was charged with murder later that day. Court documents allege she murdered Berry on December 29.
Maloney, also 55,…

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