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Man and woman charged following child's death

Title: Man and woman charges following childr's death

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a two-year-old boy in Wanganui last month.

Police were called to Wanganui Hospital on the afternoon of Saturday, 24 October following the admission of Karl Perigo-Check. A post mortem examination revealed internal injuries and a police investigation was launched.

A 22-year-old man from Wanganui will today appear at Wanganui District Court charged with murder. A 30-year-old woman from Wanganui will also appear in court charged with the assault of Karl Perigo-Check earlier on that day, and perverting the course of justice.

The 22-year-old man also stands accused of a number of charges unrelated to the death of Karl Perigo-Check, namely two counts of supply of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, injures with intent to cause GBH, two counts of male assaults female, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Detective Inspector Chris Bensemann said: "We are extremely grateful for the support and co-operation we have received from family, friends and associates. It is their assistance that has enabled us to determine where, when and how Karl received his fatal injuries and to lay timely charges."

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