Baby 'Popo' death trial faces delay
The trial of a woman charged with the murder of her godson is in danger of being delayed due to the availability of medical experts.
Mariam Filihia is charged with murdering Terepo "Popo" Taura-Griffiths who died in November 2011, a week after his first birthday.
Police have said he suffered from a skull fracture in the back of his head and a "massive" brain bleed.
Filihia, 33, appeared in the High Court at Auckland today where, unusually, the Crown asked for a delay as one of their medical experts was going to be unavailable for her trial in April.
Justice Timothy Brewer said he would not grant a delay until he heard more details from the Crown and called for a fuller explanation next week.
Filihia was remanded on bail to a further call-over next week.
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