Man charged with murder over baby’s death


Police have charged a man with murder after a baby died in Ōtara last month.

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The 24-year-old had previously been charged but will now face the enhanced charge.

Police launched a homicide investigation after the baby was taken to Watford Medical Center in Ōtara on May 23 with serious injuries, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said in a statement that suppression orders were in place and they were unable to comment further.

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