Murder charge after woman found dead, baby injured at Matamata home

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead and a baby critically injured at a Matamata house on Monday.

Emergency services were called to the house on State Highway 27 at 1pm on Christmas Eve. Police said then that a man at the property, who was known to the woman, was taken into custody.

The baby who was found injured at the address remains in Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.

The 40-year-old man charged with murder will will appear in Hamilton District Court on Wednesday.

A neighbour believed the property was being rented by a brother and sister.

"We have seen her pushing a pushchair with the baby in it down the driveway," they told Stuff.

"They haven't been living there very long, a couple of months."


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