A 4-year-old boy, who was found critically injured at a house where two adults were found dead, is now stable in hospital.
On Monday December 30, Sherine Nath, 32, and her husband Ricky Nath, 34, were found dead at a house on Sunnyside Cres in Papatoetoe. Their deaths have been referred to the Coroner.
Today, nearly two weeks after the tragedy, a police spokesman said the 4-year-old boy was in a serious but stable condition at Auckland's Starship Hospital.
The child was found critically injured inside a bedroom at a house on Sunnyside Cres in Papatoetoe.
Near him lay the body of his mother. His father would later be found dead inside the garage next door.
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Only days before, neighbours had seen the victims enjoying their Christmas, as the energetic boy played on his bike.
Ricky Nath had also been seen on Sunday morning installing a new trampoline outside.
On Monday, the boy was carried out of his home with what looked to be lacerations on his head.
"He looked lifeless," a Sunnyside Cres resident told the Herald.