A man accused of assaulting an 8-month-old baby who has since
died has been charged with the infant's murder.
The 33-year-old, who has interim name suppression, reappeared
at the Hamilton District Court today.
He was remanded in custody until his next appearance on July
8 at the High Court.
Police initially charged the man with assaulting the child
following an incident at their house on Sunday.
He last appeared before the court on Tuesday where he sought
bail through his lawyer.
The man was remanded in custody and has since been charged
with the infant's murder.
The baby boy was admitted to Waikato Hospital with head
injuries and was later moved to Starship Children's Hospital,
but died overnight on Monday.