17 Jul 2015

Father accused of Hawera toddler's manslaughter

11:26 am on 17 July 2015

The man accused of the manslaughter of Hawera toddler Esme Claire Kinraid last month has been named as her father, Philip Murray Kinraid.


Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

The 27-year-old did not appear at a hearing in the High Court in New Plymouth this morning where his name suppression was lifted and bail conditions set.

The chemical engineer has yet to enter a plea to charges of manslaughter and assault on a child.

He was charged after emergency services were called to a Hawera address at about 11pm on Friday June 26.

Ambulance personnel attended to the two-year-old girl but were unable to revive her.

Justice Raynor Asher bailed Kinraid to an address in Dunedin and ordered him to report to the police twice a week.

He will reappear in court on 18 September.