Two people have been detained by police in connection with the death of a child in Gisborne earlier this year. Let’s see how Casino Ataria-Wharehinga died, her cause of death, and the suspects in the child’s death in detail.
How did Casino Ataria-Wharehinga die?
Casino Ataria-Wharehinga, a 19-month-old baby, was brought into Gisborne Hospital with critical injuries on January 6, 2022. But she died at Starship four days later on January 10, 2022.
In the casino Ataria-Wharehinga’s case, the suspects are found by the police and arrested and they are now facing charges. After being severely battered, 19-month-old Casino Ataria-Wharehinga sadly passed away in January.
Then, a homicide inquiry was started by the police. The investigation took place and police also asked for the public’s help in the case.
What happened to Casino Ataria Wharehinga?
Casino Ataria Wharehinga, a 19-month-old infant passed away in Starship Hospital, on January 10, 2022. Wharehinga passed away as a result of serious injuries she sustained at a Te Hapapa, Gisborne, home.
A short brief:
After the death of a 19-year-old toddler, police were not able to name the suspects immediately. A homicide investigation into Wharehinga’s death was started in February and authorities seek information from the public.
In February, a police spokeswoman said, “This is a tragic way to start 2022; I would encourage anyone with information, even if they think it may not be relevant, to please come forward.”
The police also gave contact information to help the police in the case saying, “Anyone who may have any information can contact Gisborne Police via 105 and refer to file number 220106/5689 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Who are the suspects?
Police have now identified the suspects in connection with the toddler’s death. One man and one woman were detained with respect to the homicide investigation.
According to police, a male, 35, and a woman, 37, have now been taken into custody. The victim was known to them both. The police thanked community members who “bravely came forward and have assisted in holding those allegedly responsible accountable for their actions”.
The name of the suspects was not disclosed yet. There is no information about why they killed the child. The spokesman was unable to make any additional comments because the case is now in court.
Manslaughter and causing great bodily harm with reckless disregard are the charges against the guy while perverting the course of justice is the charge against the woman. Both of them are charged with neglecting a child and are now facing charges.
The two are scheduled to appear in Gisborne District Court tomorrow on a joint allegation of neglecting a child. Police cannot give further details about the suspects as the case is now in court.
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