Wellington Scoop

31-year-old man charged with murdering baby boy

News from NZ Police
Police have charged a 31-year-old man with murder following the death of a 5-month-old boy in Wellington Hospital yesterday.

The man, who was known to the baby, is to appear in Wellington District Court today.

Emergency services were initially called to an address in Upper Hutt on Monday where the boy was found with serious head injuries.

Despite surgery the boy died in hospital yesterday.

A scene examination at the address where the baby was found is ongoing.

As the matter is before the courts Police is unable to comment further.