20 Jul 2011

Man admits burying baby in backyard

8:46 pm on 20 July 2011

A man has admitted burying a baby's body in a shallow backyard grave in South Auckland.

Christian Afoa pleaded guilty to disposing of a baby's body to conceal its birth when he appeared in Manukau District Court on Wednesday.

His lawyer Panama Le'au'anae, says his client was remanded on bail and will be sentenced on 16 September.

The baby's body was discovered by police in an Otahuhu backyard in June after a tip-off.

A woman, Kulukora Akau'ola, is charged with assaulting a child and will appear in court on 5 August.