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Nine people to stand trial in exorcism death of family member

Janet Moses The six women and three men, all members of Ms Moses’ extended family, will stand trial in the High Court at Wellington, jointly charged with manslaughter, after their five lawyers agreed they had a case to answer.

Police say Ms Moses, 22, drowned in her grandparents’ home in October last year after she was allegedly held down and had water poured down her throat to lift a makutu, or Maori curse, as up to 40 family members watched.