17 Oct 2016

Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing

9:04 am on 17 October 2016

A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed in west Auckland at the weekend.

Close up of a police officer at an incident on a residential street. 6 July 2016.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Ronald Clayton Karipa, 42, died in hospital after an argument involving up to four people at a house in Glendene.

Police said a 23-year-old would appear in the Waitakere District Court this morning, charged with murder.

They would not rule out further arrests in relation to the stabbing.

The incident was separate to another fatal stabbing in west Auckland about five hours earlier, in Te Atatu.

A 36-year-old woman was charged with murder in relation to that incident, where another 36-year-old woman was stabbed to death in a house.

The accused woman was also due to appear at Waitakere District Court today.