Harriet Wran, daughter of the late NSW Premier Neville Wran, is being held in prison without bail after being charged with murder.
In a brief hearing today, Liverpool Local Court heard she would plead not guilty to accusations that she murdered a Redfern man, Daniel McNulty, in a drug deal gone wrong.
Police allege that on Sunday night Wran, aged 26, Michael Lee, 35, and Lloyd Haines, 29, were trying to buy methylamphetamine, known on the streets as ice, from McNulty when a fight broke out in which McNulty was stabbed.
Fairfax Media reported police had been told Wran was “numb on ice” and desperate to feed her addiction when she visited McNulty’s Redfern unit with her co-accused. Wran had been “basically living on the streets” for weeks when arrested in Liverpool on Tuesday with not a cent or bank card in her possession.
Wran’s barrister, Winton Terracini, SC, told a crowd of waiting journalists Wran would plead not guilty and would not apply for bail.
Jill Wran, Harriet Wran’s mother, today arrived in Sydney from Brisbane to support her daughter. The case has been adjourned until October 8. – Lily Mayers
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