12 Feb 2015

Third arrest after Taita death

11:14 pm on 12 February 2015

A third person has been arrested today in connection with the death of a man in Lower Hutt at the beginning of the month.

Police have today arrested and charged a 38-year-old woman with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They say the woman was known to the dead man, 39-year-old Adam Watkins, and other occupants at the address in question in Taita.

She was due to appear in court this afternoon.

A 19-year-old woman has already appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court charged with murder and a 40-year-old man also appeared in court charged with being an accessory after the fact.