23 Aug 2013

Woman charged with arson and murder

11:42 am on 23 August 2013

A woman will appear in Manukau District Court on Friday charged with the murder of an elderly man whose body was found inside a burned house more than a year ago.

The body of Peter Dixon, 77, was found inside his Manurewa home after a fire on 27 February last year.

A woman, 47, is also facing a charge of arson and another charge of attempted arson, in relation to Mr Dixon's death.

She is also faces four charges of theft and three others of arson in relation to incidents at her workplace two months before Mr Dixon died.