23 Dec 2009

Man charged with Bay of Plenty murder

8:57 pm on 23 December 2009

A man has been charged with murder after what appears to be a stabbing incident in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

The police are describing the incident as particularly unsavoury.

They say they were called to a home in Matahi Valley Road near Taneatua on Tuesday night where they found 45-year-old Pomare Mason dead following a family related incident.

It's believed a knife was involved.

The accused, 22, appeared in Whakatane District Court on Wednesday morning and was remanded in custody.