17 Jul 2012

Man charged with baby's murder

10:38 pm on 17 July 2012

A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a baby in Whanganui.

Hinekawa Topia, aged two months, died in Whanganui Hospital from head injuries in January.

Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Forlong says a man, 29, was to appear in Whanganui District Court on Tuesday.

The arrest was made due to medical information recently obtained by police.

Hinekawa was a triplet. Her sisters were placed in the care of Child, Youth and Family afterwards.