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Man due in court on murder charge

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/04/2017

The man is due to appear in Rotorua District Court on Monday. © Getty Images The man is due to appear in Rotorua District Court on Monday. A 56-year-old man is due to appear in court after allegedly stabbing to death a 58-year-old woman at Five Mile Bay near Taupo.

Emergency services responded to a report of a stabbing at a property in Mahuta Road about 8.30am on Saturday, police said.

The 58-year-old woman was being flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition when she died.

The man was arrested and held in custody on a murder charge.

He is due to appear in Rotorua District Court on Monday.

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