Man charged with infant’s murder

A 40-year-old is facing one count of murder following the death of a nine-month-old baby girl.

The Turangi man's arrest comes after an investigation was launched into the infant's death on March 12, 2016.

Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Cranshaw says the man is the father of the baby girl and will appear in Taupo District Court on Wednesday, May 24, via video link.

“Taupo Police completed extensive investigations into the death including consulting with medical specialists on the cause of death.

“As the matter is now before the courts Police is not in a position to comment further.”



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