2 May 2016

Two plead guilty to manslaughter after death of child

4:20 pm on 2 May 2016

A Taupo man and a woman have pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a three-year-old boy in Taupo last August.

Moko Rangitoheriri was admitted to Taupo Hospital with critical injuries but died before being transferred to Starship Hospital in Auckland.

David Haerewa, 43, and Tania Shailer, 26, had pleaded not guilty to murder and were to go on trial, but at a hearing in the High Court in Rotorua today, they pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

They will be sentenced in June.