A woman appeared in the Rotorua District Court today charged with the manslaughter of a one-year-old baby.

Sasha Pene, 29, was accused of assaulting Trent Matthews, who was later found dead, at an Edmund Rd house in Rotorua, where he lived with Pene and her partner Joe Matthews, in June.

Pene entered no plea to charges of assaulting the baby, injuring the baby with intent to injure him and his manslaughter.

Judge James Weir remanded her on bail for a committal hearing on August 27.


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