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