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Police investigate toddler's fatal injuries.

Karl Check Snr.

Karl Check Snr.

A Wanganui toddler who died in unexplained circumstances over the weekend is the son of a gang member jailed for the 2007 shooting of another Wanganui toddler, Jhia Te Tua. Two-year-old Karl Richard Arc Perigo-Check received severe internal injuries over the weekend.

He was taken to Wanganui Hospital on Saturday afternoon, where he died. Inspector Duncan MacLeod of Wanganui police confirmed the dead boy was the son of Karl Check, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for the 2007 murder, which happened after an altercation between the Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs.

“We’re looking at the moment on behalf of the coroner to see how the death occurred,” he said. While there were gang members associated with the case, police were keeping an open mind as to why and how the child died. “It’s early days yet. We’ve only been investigating since yesterday afternoon,” Mr MacLeod said.

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