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Christchurch Man Guilty Of Murdering His 3-Month-Old

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A Christchurch man has been found guilty of murdering his 3-month-old baby in 2021.

The verdict was handed down to Michael Topp in the High Court at Christchurch on Wednesday.

Alongside the murder charge, Topp has also been found guilty of the serious assault of his baby.

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Police acknowledged the verdict, saying today was about the child's mother and all those who dearly loved the baby.

"Michael Topp has been found guilty of the murder and serious assaults of his 3-month-old baby 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."

Topp will be sentenced on 16 July.

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