26 Sep 2018

Man accused of toddler's murder named

10:04 am on 26 September 2018

The 30 year-old man charged with murdering a two year-old in Mangawhai, Northland, can now be named.

Exterior of the High Court in Auckland

The High Court in Auckland Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Aaron Archer appeared briefly at the High Court in Auckland today where he pleaded not guilty.

His name suppression lapsed.

Justice Moore set a trial date for August next year.

Police launched a homicide investigation after being called to a Mangawhai property last month.