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Launceston alleged murderer pleads not guilty


A man's due to stand trial in coming months after denying responsibility for a suspicious death in Launceston.

The body of Jingai Zhang was discovered in a Wellington Street home on Boxing Day.

Emergency services and a witness tried in vain to resuscitate the 49-year-old, police later arresting German National Tobias Pick.

The 27-year-old, currently on remand at Risdon Prison, has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder.

Pick is scheduled to appear in the Launceston Supreme Court on April 26 for a directions hearing.

A stealing charge linked to the alleged murder has been adjourned indefinitely.