15 Jul 2015

Man charged with Chch toddler's murder

4:40 pm on 15 July 2015

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder, following the death of a Christchurch toddler earlier this month.

Fifteen-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes

Photo: Facebook

Fifteen-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes died in hospital after being found unconscious at a Bryndwr property on 3 July.

Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Ford said the homicide investigation had led to a man known to the toddler being arrested today.

Mr Truman said police investigations would continue to focus on the events that led to Ihaka being taken to hospital.

He said seven detectives worked full time on Operation Truman and would continue to work tirelessly to ascertain why a ''typical'' day ended so tragically for Ihaka.

The man is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow.

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