Woman charged over fatal stabbing

Last updated 15:34 11/02/2013

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Police have released the name of a man allegedly stabbed by his partner after an argument at their Napier home.

He was Jeffrey Charles Lambert, 45, of Napier. 

Mr Lambert died in Hawke's Bay Hospital this morning.

Rosezanna Elizabeth Keefe, 35, has been charged with assault in relation to the incident.

She entered no plea when she appeared in the Napier District Court today.

He was stabbed in what police believe was a domestic incident at a house in Geddis Ave, Maraenui, yesterday afternoon.

Neighbours told the Dominion Post they thought the couple were just "at it again" when they started arguing yesterday.

"They were drinking and arguing and it just got out of hand..." one woman said.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave de Lange of Hawke's Bay CIB said a full scene examination by police and ESR staff will continue at the house in the next day or so.

A forensic autopsy is expected to be carried out tomorrow to establish the cause of the man's death.

Several witnesses are expected to be interviewed during the next few days to establish what had occurred at the house at the weekend, de Lange said.

Keefe was remanded in custody by consent. She will reappear on Wednesday.

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- The Dominion Post

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