A 26-year-old man facing a charge of murder has appeared at Tauranga District Court this morning.
Lance was dropped off at Tauranga hospital with critical injuries on Wednesday morning and died in hospital later that day.
Enquiries made at the Bureta address resulted in the arrest of the 26-year-old.
At his appearance this morning Judge Louis Bidios granted interim name suppression.
He is next set to appear at Rotorua High Court on February 7.