3 Feb 2010

Second charge laid in Frankton killing

3:25 pm on 3 February 2010

A second charge has been laid against a Hamilton woman accused of killing another woman not long after leaving a mental health facility two weeks ago.

The woman, 40, who has name suppression, is now charged with threatening to kill, in addition to the earlier charge of murder.

Her case was called again in the Hamilton District Court on Wednesday.

She is accused of killing Diane White, 53, in her Frankton home only hours after leaving the Henry Bennett Centre at Waikato Hospital.

The woman was remanded back to the hospital for the completion of a psychiatric assessment ordered at her first court appearance.

She will appear again in the Hamilton District Court in two weeks.