12 Feb 2009

Girl charged with murder following Pukekohe fire

3:03 pm on 12 February 2009

A teenage girl has been charged with murder after a fatal house fire in Pukekohe, south of Auckland.

Lynette Chapman, 49, was killed in the fire which gutted her home in January.

A 16-year-old girl, who was previously charged with arson, appeared in Manukau Youth Court on Thursday charged with murdering Ms Chapman.

An 18-year-old boy, also previously charged with arson, was on Thursday charged with manslaughter.