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Not guilty plea over Tas stabbing murder

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Kerry Whiting has pleaded not guilty to murder following a double stabbing in northern Tasmania.
Camera IconKerry Whiting has pleaded not guilty to murder following a double stabbing in northern Tasmania. Credit: AAP

A 44-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murder following a double stabbing at a home in northern Tasmania.

A man in his 30s died in the incident in suburban Launceston in the early hours of November 25, while a woman, also in her 30s, was critically injured.

Kerry Lee Whiting appeared via video link in Launceston Magistrates Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

He will next appear in court on January 31. Whiting was taken into custody at a home in Launceston on the night of December 1.

The woman was released from hospital last week.

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