A woman has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder following investigations into the shooting death of a man in Wellington last year.
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On April 27, 2020, a member of the public took a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen to Wellington Base Hospital. Despite the efforts of hospital staff, the man was unable to be revived.
He was formally identified as 48-year-old Wellington resident Frank Smith.
Initial inquiries were conducted by officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District, before detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Libani.
In October last year, a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder. He remains before the courts.
Following further extensive inquiries, strike force detectives attended a correctional centre near Kempsey on Tuesday, March 29, and arrested a 55-year-old woman.
She was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
She was refused bail to appear at Kempsey Local Court on Wednesday, July 20.
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