A Napier woman is due to appear in the Napier District Court
today charged with assault after the death of a man in the
city early this morning.
A 45-year-old man died in the Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital
this morning after he was stabbed in what police believe was
a domestic incident at a house in Geddis Avenue, Maraenui,
The 35-year-old Napier woman was yesterday arrested and
charged with assault in relation to the incident.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dave de Lange of Hawkes Bay CIB
said a full scene examination will continue at the house over
the next day or so by police and ESR staff.
A forensic post mortem is expected to be carried out tomorrow
to establish the cause of the man's death.
A number of witnesses are expected to be interviewed over the
next few days to establish what had occurred at the house
over the weekend, Mr de Lange said.
The name of the dead man will not be released until all
family have been notified.
- Hawke's Bay Today