Man charged with murder after woman died in New Plymouth house fire

Source: 1News

A man has been charged with murder after a woman died in a New Plymouth house fire in May.

Emma Field was killed in the fire on May 27.

Emma Field, 21, was killed in the fire on Devon St West on May 27.

Police said a 31-year-old man was arrested on Thursday and charged with murder and arson.

Inspector Brent Matuku said. "I want to acknowledge Emma’s family during this difficult time."

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Emma was a young woman who had her entire life ahead of her, which was tragically cut short."

The 31-year-old man is due to appear in court on Friday.