7 Aug 2008

Woman charged with murder

10:14 am on 7 August 2008

A woman will appear in the Hastings District Court on Thursday charged with murder.

Early last week the police received a call that a man was lying unconscious outside a house in the suburb of Flaxmere.

He was pronounced dead when ambulance staff arrived.

A post mortem showed the man, 31, died from a stab wound.

After interviewing a number of people at the house, police arrested a woman, 22, who lived there and charged her with assault.

The charge is now upgraded to murder.