Now this is the sort of thing that should happen more often to sex offenders and paedos…top work that woman. Pity her friends intervened. Darlene Dalton is a name that Stewart Murray Wilson will never forget…it was bashed into him.
Darlene found herself living below Wilson and Lorraine in an Auckland block of flats. One night, after weeks of hearing screaming and violence from upstairs, there was a knock at the door. It was Lorraine.
“She was covered in blood,” said Darlene. “Blood was coming down the steps.”
Most people would ring the police, but Darlene reached for a softball bat and stormed upstairs.
Darlene tells Sunday how she confronted Wilson, who swore and told her to leave. Darlene’s reply was to swing the bat into his head.
Wilson went down in a heap as she repeatedly struck him.
“I broke his arm, got him on the dome [head],” she told Sunday. “He was bleeding … but I wanted more blood to tell the truth … I wanted to kill him.”
She probably would have if her flatmates hadn’t intervened. But they couldn’t stop her torching his car.
Darlene was never prosecuted for the attacks. “I think it was a retribution that everybody was quite happy about … except perhaps him,” observed former cop Mackay.
Darlene testified against Wilson at his trial in 1996 and said she was shocked to discover so many other women had been abused by him. But never again, she has vowed.
“If he gets out of jail, looks for Lorraine and hurts her I swear to you, I will kill him. I’m not scared of him.”