This morning I blogged about a dud Judge…but it turns out she isn’t a dud Judge after all, and it is the Herald that is a dud paper. It seems not all Judges named Philippa are crap.
I just received this email…it is self explanatory…now you can all heap piles of dung on the “decent journalists, trained and skilled” from the NZ Herald.
re: NZ Herald article this morning
I thought you should know that article relating to KEPA in today’s Herald is incorrect:
“Judge Philippa Sinclair sentenced him to seven months in prison, to be served concurrently. That means Kepu will not have time added on to his sentence and is still eligible for parole in 2015 on his manslaughter conviction.”
In fact, Latu Kepa was sentenced yesterday in the North Shore Court on a s9 Summary Offences Act assault and a s196 Crimes Act assault (both on prison guards) to 7 months imprisonment cumulatively on his present sentence of Manslaughter. I have checked the court file, the prison warrant and listened to the court recording at the relevant part and all of them refer to a cumulative sentence.
I’m sorry to say the Corrections Association also seems to have been misinformed : “At a minimum, the seven-month sentence should have been cumulative to the manslaughter sentence, Mr Hanlon said.”
Please let me know if you require any further assistance,
Sonja de Friez.
Director of Community Engagement, District Courts.
It appears the Herald has now removed the article from online…sweet FA they can do about the thousands of papers out on the streets though.
And to Judge Philippa Sinclair I apologise for calling her a dud judge.