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Police acknowledge verdict in baby murder case

NZ Police has acknowledged the verdict handed down in the High Court at Christchurch today in relation to the death of a three-month-old child in Christchurch in 2021.

Michael Topp has been found guilty of the murder and serious assaults of his 3-month-old baby daughter on 31 December 2021.

“A homicide investigation is a terribly distressing experience, not only for the family and friends of those affected, but also for the Police staff and other agencies involved,” Police said in a statement.

“This has been no different, and today is about the child’s mother and all those who dearly loved this baby.”

Sentencing of Mr Topp is scheduled for 16 July.

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