13 Jul 2011

Assault victim's death treated as homicide

1:26 pm on 13 July 2011

Northland police have begun a homicide investigation after the victim of a serious assault died.

Sonny Werahiko Perene Taylor, 53, died in Whangarei Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

Police had found him unconscious at a home in Kaitaia on Tuesday morning.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with assault.