17 Dec 2019

Murder charge over death of 90-year-old Levin assault victim

12:28 pm on 17 December 2019

Police have laid a charge of murder against one young person, following the death of a 90-year-old Levin woman who was assaulted in early November.

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Two other young people have been charged with being party to murder.

Police said all three were due to appear in the Palmerston North Youth Court today.

Grace Virtue died in hospital, three weeks after being was beaten in her home in the Horowhenua town.