Man charged with Tauranga baby's murder

Police have charged a 22-year-old man in relation to the death of a Tauranga baby.

A homicide investigation was launched following the death of Richard Royal Arif Tekakahi Winiata Uddin who died after being taken to Tauranga Hospital early on June 7.

"As this matter is now before the courts, Police are not able to comment any further at this time."

The man is due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow.

“We are very interested in speaking to anyone who may be able to assist us. Now the name’s out hopefully there’s some people who may come forward. The key lies in the community,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner.

Anyone who has information that will assist police with their investigation is being urged to contact Tauranga Police on (07) 577 4300.

Information can also be provided anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.




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8 Comments

Penalties

Posted on 05-07-2016 19:31 | By swt3

Bring back the death sentence. If totally beyond doubt, then why should they get a ’life’ sentence, which we all know is never ’life’, and at the same time, our Taxes are paying for them to get 3 meals a day, & a better xmas dinner then me & my family. Over crowded prisons, won’t be a problem, re-offenders won’t want to go back. Bring back chains, bread & water. Might change some crime busters minds about offending. Child abuse/death is not acceptable, under any conditions.

Did we not....

Posted on 29-06-2016 10:52 | By Jimmy Ehu

just have a week of people’s domestic abuse stories piled upon us?, yep that worked!, so all the community who endorsed Alan Duff and his movie had a generation who worshipped his characters as heroes, now we have the offspring of that generation who know no better, absolutely disgusting!!!, the movie and these cretins, how low can the human race stoop?, a dog would be put down for doing less.

@Capt_Kaveman

Posted on 29-06-2016 10:12 | By astex

I will bring the stones. Definitely time to review the death sentence for these savages.

Rastus

Posted on 29-06-2016 08:20 | By rastus

I understand the frustration from ’Ness’ but please ’Ness’ name anything that John Key or anyone else for that matter could do to stop this problem - there is no future in trying to place the blame on others - it appears to be a problem that a particular race of people have and IMHO more effort should be made by researchers to try and identify the real causes - are they genetic - are they cultural who knows - but until we identify the root cause there is not much chance of stemming the awful flow.

public

Posted on 29-06-2016 08:06 | By Capt_Kaveman

stoning till death

Hmmmm

Posted on 29-06-2016 07:04 | By How about this view!

At least this time we have an appropriate charge being laid. NOW is the time for the marches and demonstrations for appropriate sentencing.

enough of this

Posted on 28-06-2016 20:32 | By Ness

I’m sick of reading about these cowards killing our kids and this Government not giving a dame, what the hell is going on, come on NZ all the marching in the world won’t make Key admit there’s a serious problem, these scum need to be put down

Why?

Posted on 28-06-2016 19:57 | By NancyD

I don’t understand why this happens? How it happens, where is the support here? Where was the whanau? What do you do when people do this, putting them in prison for life doesn’t seem as if it’s punishment enough, but yet the crime never gets the correct punishment - this is just so disappointing.

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