The retrial of a Napier man accused of killing a five-month-old baby has begun in the High Court.
Trent Hapuku is charged with the manslaughter of Mikara Reti, the son of his partner, in Flaxmere last year.
Mikara died from internal bleeding as a result of force to his abdomen, causing his liver to split in two against his spine.
The Crown alleges Hapuku caused the fatal injury, but does not claim he had intended to kill the seven kilogram baby.
Crown lawyer Steve Manning told jurors how Hapuku was left in sole charge of Mikara for the last hour of his life, but was focused on clocking a play station game.
He says the trial will focus on when Mikara sustained the injuries.
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