Sunday, December 3, 2023

Update on Stoke Homicide

  Second Arrest Made in Stoke Homicide Investigation

Nelson, New Zealand - On Friday the 1 December, in a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the tragic death of James Whitikau Barton in Stoke on Friday, November 10, Tasman Police have announced a second arrest. Detective Inspector Lex Bruning confirmed that a 30-year-old woman is due to appear in court on charges of being an accessory after the fact to murder.

This latest arrest follows the initial charge of murder brought against a 33-year-old man in connection with James Whitikau Barton's death. 

The arrests underscore the meticulous efforts of the police in pursuing justice for James Whitikau Barton and his grieving family. The charges reflect the gravity of the situation and the determination of law enforcement to hold all those involved accountable for their actions.

The community's cooperation and information have played a crucial role in advancing the investigation, and the police continue to urge anyone with additional information to come forward. Collaborative efforts between the police and the community remain vital in ensuring a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

Pigeon Post News, Richmond.

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