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Coroner blames shaken baby's parents for death...
Richard McElrea says shaking was the cause of death and either Staranise Waru's mother or father were responsible
A Christchurch coroner has ruled a baby died after being shaken by one of her parents.
Staranise Waru died in hospital in February 2006 and the findings of the inquest into her death have today been released.
In his report Coroner Richard McElrea says shaking was the cause of death and either the baby's mother or father were responsible.
The Coroner says while he accepts the baby's mother wouldn't intentionally harm her child, the necessary standard of proof has not been reached.
He says the exact identity of the perpetrator remains open.
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