Manslaughter accused remanded in custody

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Tangi for Patricia Anne McGrath, at Korokota Marae. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Tangi for Patricia Anne McGrath, at Korokota Marae. Photo / Michael Cunningham

A Whangarei man charged with manslaughter after he allegedly assaulted a mother of two who later died has been further remanded in custody.

The man appeared for callover in the High Court at Whangarei today on a charge of manslaughter and was remanded until May 27.

He is accused of assaulting Patricia Anne McGrath, 34, - also known as Wowo - who was taken to the Whangarei Hospital on January 4 after suffering head injuries during an assault in her Fairway Dr, Kamo, home the previous night. The man has interim name suppression.

Ms McGrath- who has two children, aged 15 and 12 - was taken off life support two days after she was allegedly assaulted and died on January 8.

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