22 Apr 2016

Man charged with murder after death at Ongaroto

3:09 pm on 22 April 2016

A 44-year old man has been charged with murder after the death of a woman at Ongaroto, near the small Waikato town of Atiamuri on Wednesday.

She was Queenie Thompson, 41.

The accused was arrested on Wednesday and was first charged with assault.

But the charge was upgraded to murder when he appeared in the Rotorua District Court this morning.