Woman arrested for murder of baby girl

01:43, Jan 31 2009

Police have arrested a woman for the murder of 10-month-old South Auckland girl Jyniah Mary Teawa.

Police began the inquiry after Jyniah was taken to Middlemore Hospital on September 23 and then died in Starship Hospital of a severe brain injury the following day.

"Although this has been a difficult time for the family under such circumstances, family members and others linked to this enquiry have fully co-operated and assisted the police.

"We have spoken to the parents of Jynaih advising them of the arrest and they have asked for privacy at this time," Dectective Schwalger said.