14 Dec 2011

Man accused of killing toddler remanded in custody

3:05 pm on 14 December 2011

A man accused of murdering a toddler in Auckland has been remanded in custody following a brief court appearance.

Joel Loffley, 29, of Mangere, is charged with murdering James Lawrence, aged 2, on 14 November this year.

The child died of stomach injuries at home in Orakei.

No plea was entered and the accused will reappear in the Auckland District Court on 18 January.