A man has been charged with the murder of a five-year-old child in Rotorua.
In a statement today police say the man, 24, had previously been charged with assualt of a child, but the man now faces a murder charge.
Five-year-old Ferro-James Tiopira Sio died at Rotorua Hospital on February 8 after an incident on Union Street.
The man is due to appear in Rotorua District Court on February 27.
A 28-year-old woman is also due in court the same day charged with ill treatment/neglect of a child.