Man charged with murder after baby injured in Hokitika dies

Police crime scene officers search the home of a Hokitika man charged with murdering a 10 month-old baby. Photo: Greymouth Star
Police crime scene officers search the home of a Hokitika man charged with murdering a 10 month-old baby. Photo: Greymouth Star

A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 10-month-old baby boy who was injured yesterday died today.

Police said the baby was injured in Hokitika yesterday and was flown to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition, however he later died from his injuries.

The 30-year-old man was expected to appear in Christchurch District Court this afternoon after being charged with murder.

Police were not able to add anything further as the matter is before the court, police said.

Police are providing support to the baby’s family, who have requested privacy at this difficult time.

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