Prospect man pleads not guilty to murder of Summerhill resident Peter John Fitzgerald

A 35-year-old Prospect man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 56-year-old Summerhill man Peter John Fitzgerald, who was found dead in his Kerry Court home on Thursday.

Police said Mr Fitzgerald suffered “significant injuries” to his head and upper body after an alleged altercation.

Anthony Colin Finnegan was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with his murder.

He appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Friday and was remanded to reappear in the Launceston Supreme Court on January 30, 2017 at 10am.