Woman charged with murder after 2012 death

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A woman has been charged with murder in relation to the death of south Auckland man Peter Dixon, found dead in his Manurewa home after it caught fire in February last year.

Police said the 47-year-old woman was also charged with four counts of theft, four of arson and and one of attempted arson.

The woman, who is to appear in Manukau District Court today, was known to Mr Dixon.

Police said the charges followed a lengthy and complex investigation.

The four theft and three of the arson charges related to alleged offending between November 2011 and January 2012 at the woman's workplace.

The fourth arson and the attempted arson charge related to alleged offending on the day Mr Dixon died.

- APNZ

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