Father of nine-month-old baby charged with murder

The father of a nine-month-old baby girl who died in March last year has been charged with murder.

The 40-year-old man from Turangi is in custody and will appear in Taupo District Court next week via video link in relation to the charge.

Police say extensive investigations into the death of the baby who passed away on the 12th of March 2016 and consultation with medical specialists led to the murder charge.