Man Murdered in Christchurch
A woman has appeared in court in Christchurch today on a charge of murdering a man at a residential address.
Details here at Stuff.co.nz
The 22-year-old appeared in the Christchurch District Court this morning charged with murdering an “unknown male” yesterday.
Court documents allege she murdered him “manually”.
I hope that wasn’t a bit of ‘detective humour’.
The names are subject to suppression orders but earlier reports in the Herald stated that a couple had recently separated and the father had left the house with their three children.
It has not been disclosed to date whether the father is the deceased or whether the deceased is another man; the same Herald report stated that the accused’s father had been at the address helping his daughter.
Update 30th April
Christchurch Police have launched a new scene examination as part of the homicide investigation.
The body of the man, whose identity has been suppressed, was found at an Earnslaw property on Sunday.
A 22-year-old woman has been charged with his murder.
Detectives and forensic experts this morning executed a search warrant on a address in Conference Street in the inner city where a scene examination is underway.
Detective Inspector Greg Murton says significant activity is believed to have occurred at that address resulting in the death of the man.