Another bad judge lets a killer loose

Another unnamed Judge has allowed a man accused of killing his kid to abscond on bail. How he got bail in the first place is beyond me.

A South Auckland man accused of murdering his two-year-old stepdaughter has failed to appear in court, prompting a judge to order his arrest.

Michael Martin had been due to appear in the High Court in Auckland charged with murder in relation to the death of Leilani Mary Jane Lotonu’u-Lorigan.

The 23-year-old was granted bail following his arrest last year. 

Leilani died on June 10, 2012, at a Housing New Zealand home in Manurewa she lived at with her mother, her baby sister, Miami, and Martin.

Martin’s lawyer told the court she had repeatedly tried to contact both Martin and his mother prior to the hearing, with no luck.

Letters were unanswered and a phone call hung up on, the lawyer said.

Justice Brewer ordered Martin’s arrest, and issued a warrant. He will appear before the court as soon as he is apprehended by police.

How many cases does Crusher and co need to see that Judges and bail laws are failing us all?


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  • Rodger T

    I suggest we send in the Marines,he fell your honour heh,heh.

    Help make judges redundant.

    • Dave

      Love it, can we please adopt this, Poetic justice.

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Like how Tony Veitch’s partner fell down the stairs?

      • Agent BallSack

        No this is karma. That was an angry man with small dick syndrome.

        • Patrick

          roid rage for sure – seen the guns on that shortarse?

    • P1LL

      HAHAHAHA I love it :)

      He slipped officer :P

  • J.M

    Why are accused killers ever given bail? Ridiculous.

    • peterwn

      It is appropriate in some circumstances such as when the accused has a clean or minimal record and the circumstances of the killing indicates that a repetition is extremely unlikely eg when it appears it was done in self defence.