We ned some way of holding judges to account when they let someone out on bail and they then go on to kill someone.
Yes the killer is accountable but there really does need to be some sort review process in place to start holding these soft judges to account.
Justice Dobson has gone some way to address matters by tacking his new sentence on top of the old ones, but it still won’t bring someones husband and father back.
A High Court judge has picked apart the alibi of a Waihi man he was sentencing for manslaughter, slamming most of it as “implausible” and “illogical”.
Israel Kaihau, 19, was yesterday sentenced to eight years and one month’s jail with a minimum non parole period of four years for the manslaughter of expat Kiwi Robert Murray Wilkinson on New Year’s Day after plunging a knife into the side of his head.
In October, a jury found Kaihau not guilty of Mr Wilkinson’s murder, but guilty of his manslaughter. Read more »