31 Jul 2015

Not guilty plea over toddler's death

10:03 am on 31 July 2015

The man accused of murdering 15-month-old Ihaka Stokes in Christchurch earlier this month has pleaded not guilty.

Fifteen-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes

Photo: Facebook

The accused, who has interim name suppression, appeared in the High Court in Christchurch this morning.

The toddler died in hospital after he was found unconscious at a Bryndwr property.

Police said he suffered multiple blunt force injuries and broken bones.

The accused will reappear in court in October.