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Three-month-old baby's death in Porirua a homicide: police

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NZ Herald ,
Section
Crime,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 6:46a.m.
The death of a three-month-old baby girl was a homicide, police say. Photo / Getty Images
The death of a three-month-old baby girl was a homicide, police say. Photo / Getty Images

Police have launched a homicide inquiry following the death of a three-month-old baby girl in Porirua.

The baby died last week and an autopsy had revealed the girl had died from "non-accidental injuries" on November 13, Detective Senior Sergeant Kevan Verry said.

A Porirua man, 22, will appear in court today facing one charge of male assaults female and assault on a child.

"The investigation is still ongoing and police are working closely with the family of the deceased to ascertain further facts," Verry said.

"This is a tragedy impacting on a large family group.

"Police are committed to supporting the family and providing answers to them."

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