Anna Leask is senior police reporter for the New Zealand Herald.

Pensioner charged with murdering Manurewa toddler

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A 65-year-old woman has been charged with murdering a 2-year-old boy in Manurewa.

The Herald revealed in March that police were investigating the toddler's death and can now reveal an arrest has been made.

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The boy was admitted to Starship Hospital on 13 December last year.

He had serious head injuries and police said they appeared to be non-accidental.

The boy died from the injuries five days later.

Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Higson confirmed this afternoon that after a lengthy investigation into the death dubbed Operation Fusion, police had arrested and charged a 65-year-old woman with murder.

The woman will appear in the High Court at Auckland on Monday.

Higson could not comment further as the matter was before the courts

- NZ Herald

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