Woman charged with murder over 2009 Christchurch death

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have today arrested a 47 year old Christchurch woman and charged her with the murder of Philip James NISBET, who died in Christchurch in May 2009.Woman charged with murder over 2009 Christchurch death

Christchurch Police have today arrested a 47 year old Christchurch woman and charged her with the murder of Philip James NISBET, who died in Christchurch in May 2009.

The woman will also be facing two charges of attempted murder and will be appearing in the Rangiora District Court this afternoon.

The arrest follows an investigation which was launched in May this year, following a Coroner’s hearing into the death. The death was initially investigated by Police, before being referred to the Coroner.

A coronial inquest was held last November. In May the Coroner found that there was insufficient evidence to reach the threshold required to bring a finding of suicide.

No other comment will be made by Police to the media at this time as the matter is now before the Courts.

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