28 Feb 2019

Woman charged with murder of baby in Motueka

3:03 pm on 28 February 2019

A woman has appeared in Christchurch District Court charged with murder after the death of a 5-month-old baby earlier this month.

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The 42-year-old woman, who was granted name suppression, was arrested earlier today.

The baby was found dead at a house in Motueka on 10 February.

One person was also taken from the scene with serious injuries.

The woman, who appeared via video link, had her eyes cast down throughout most of the proceedings.

She has been remanded without plea to reappear on 14 March.

Police said it was a tragic incident for both the wider family and the Motueka community.