Tauranga homicide: Two charged with murder

Police at the scene in Maungatapu Road on Sunday morning. Photo: SunLive.

Two people have been charged with murder following the death of Tauranga man Mitchell Te Kani.

A 40-year-old man and 40-year old woman have been charged with the 51-year-old's murder.

The pair were previously charged with aggravated burglary in relation to an incident at the same address earlier in the night, says a police spokesperson.

"They are due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow, June 23, where they will also be facing charges for assault against other people who were at the address on the night of the murder.

"The homicide investigation is ongoing and Police cannot rule out further arrests and charges."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 220515/3688.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or on the Crimestoppers website.




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