Ihaka Stokes murder accused bailed

  • 27/08/2015
Ihaka Stokes (file)
Ihaka Stokes (file)

The man accused of murdering Christchurch baby Ihaka Stokes has been granted bail.

A High Court decision released today grants the 22-year-old accused permission to live at a property outside of Christchurch under a 24-hour curfew.

Strict suppression orders are in place, including the man's name and statutory orders which prevent much of the detail discussed in bail hearings from being reported. He has been prevented from contacting certain people associated with the case.

The man is accused of assaulting and murdering 14-month-old Ihaka in Christchurch on July 2. Police say the child suffered multiple blunt force fractures.

He is due to lose his name suppression on September 15 but may the order may be extended if his lawyer, Phil Shamy, files an appeal.

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