Manslaughter trial for methadone death

A Raetihi woman will be tried in June for the manslaughter of her 9-year-old son.

Claudine Michelle Herewini appeared before Justice Stephen Kos via audio-visual link in the High Court at Wanganui yesterday for a pre-trial hearing.

Her son Antony Christensen was found dead in his bed on December 7 last year, and following the detection of methadone in the post-mortem she was arrested and charged with his manslaughter.

Herewini's jury trial is set to begin in the High Court at Whanganui on June 23.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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