UPDATE: Death of five-year-old, Rotorua

Additional charges have been laid in relation to the death of a five-year-old child at Rotorua Hospital on 8 February.

The 24-year-old man previously charged with assault of a child has now been charged with murder.

A 28-year-old woman has been charged with ill treatment/neglect of a child.

Both are due to appear in Rotorua District Court on Thursday 27 February.

Police are also now in a position to name the child who died.

He was Ferro-James Tiopira Sio.

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