15 Feb 2013

Murder charge over Gisborne fire death

10:00 pm on 15 February 2013

Gisborne police have charged a man with murder following a fatal house fire last year.

Mary-Ann August-Akuhata, 48, died from injuries received on 10 October when her home at Tikitiki, northeast of Ruatoria, burned.

Police say that a 55-year-old man whom they have arrested and charged with murder was known to the woman.