20 Sep 2018

Man charged with murder of eight-month-old girl

6:42 pm on 20 September 2018

A man has been charged with the murder of an eight-month-old girl in Whanganui from nearly two years ago.

Masterton District Court.

Masterton District Court. Photo: Google Maps

The 25-year-old appeared in Masterton District Court today and has been remanded in custody.

Bella Richardson died at a property in Whanganui in November 2016.

The accused was known but not related to her.

The police said due to the complex nature of the medical evidence it was a protracted investigation.