A woman has confessed to the murder in Napier High Court this morning.
Cheryl May Lawrence, 49, confessed to killing the 29-year-old woman.
The victim was critically injured at an address on the outskirts of Pirmai at 11.40am on February 1.
She died at the hospital about a month later.
Lawrence was guaranteed reappearance in November for sentencing.
Pressing his name ended today.