Man charged with murder of Logan father of three

A MAN has appeared at Beenleigh Magistrates Court charged with the murder of a Logan father of three last weekend.

Dakota Ruka-Pohe, 27, was charged with the murder of neighbour Robert Watene, 33.

He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear on January 23.

Mr Ruka-Pohe was also charged with two counts of serious assault after allegedly spitting in the face of two female police officers.

Mr Watene died from a stab wound to his neck in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 4.

It is believed the alleged killer was known to the victim and his partner through a local netball club. They recently became neighbours at a unit complex at University Drive, Loganlea.

It is believed Mr Watene gave his murderer a lift home from a party at Slacks Creek on Saturday night.