4 Dec 2015

Man accused of killing baby named

12:17 pm on 4 December 2015

The man accused of killing a Christchurch baby can now be named, after his name suppression lapsed.

Fifteen-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes

Photo: Facebook

Troy Kevin Taylor, 22, was the partner of the 15-month old's mother, Mikala Stokes.

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

Mr Taylor has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting Ihaka on 2 July and murdering him on 3 July at their home.

He has been granted bail to live outside Christchurch and is subject to a 24-hour curfew at the property.