Woman charged with February murder of Napier woman released on bail

A 48-year-old woman charged with the murder of a 29-year-old woman in Napier has been released on bail.

The 29-year-old woman was critically injured at an address on Clark Ave, Pirimai, about 11.40am on February 1.

She was rushed to Hawke’s Bay Hospital in a critical condition and later died in hospital on February 28.

The 48-year-old woman, who has interim name suppression, was previously charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but the charge was on Wednesday withdrawn and replaced with a murder charge.

The woman, in an appearance at the Napier District Court and was remanded on bail without plea to appear in the High Court in Napier in June.

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