Accused baby killer gets name suppression

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 09:52 20/08/2014

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A man accused of murdering a 5-month-old girl has had his name suppressed until October.

The 24-year-old man appeared in the High Court in Auckland today charged with the murder of the baby girl in Pukekohe on August 7.

The man's lawyer argued for name suppression out of concern for the victim's family.

Justice Graham Lang said though he accepted the family's difficulty, they needed to try to cope before the man's next appearance.

He awarded name suppression and suppression of the victim's name until the man's next appearance on October 22.

Police said at the time the baby suffered a fractured skull and broken leg.

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