Extradition sought over tot’s death

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Coronial findings into the death of an Invercargill toddler have been released, while police continue to take measures to bring the two-year-old’s alleged murderer to justice.
Detective senior sergeant Stuart Harvey said police had a warrant to arrest Karen Nenite De Luna for murder after laying charges in December 2016, following the death of Bea Daleon in April 2012, after she suffered fatal head injuries.
De Luna fled the country within a few months of the incident and is believed to be in the Philippines.
Coronial findings into the toddler’s death were released yesterday. However, the medical evidence has been suppressed in order for the accused to undergo a fair trial.
Mr Harvey said police were last in contact with De Luna in July 2016 and are taking measures to get her to return to New Zealand. NZN

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