Good, stop in jail for some more time

A scumbag killer has been denied parole…again…for the seventh time.

The NZ Herald reports.

One of New Zealand’s most sadistic killers is still refusing to accept responsibility for elements of his crime.

Hayden Taylor has spent more than 17 years in jail, serving dual sentences of life imprisonment and preventive detention after murdering pregnant teenager Nicola Rankin in September 1996 while on bail for raping former street worker Amanda Watt.

Taylor was denied parole at a Parole Board hearing earlier this month. 

In a decision released today, the Board said it had reservations about Taylor’s failure to take responsibility for sexual elements of his offending.

Taylor maintained there was “no sexual motivation whatsoever” for killing Nicola Rankin, the Board’s report said.

However the Board said it did not find Mr Taylor’s explanation credible, as it was inconsistent with the evidence.

“If Mr Taylor is genuinely unable to recall the sexual elements of his offending we do not think he should draw the conclusion that there is an innocent explanation for this evidence.”

Taylor told the Board he was now a changed man since committing the crimes, but at that time had been selfish and immature, leading a hedonistic lifestyle and engaging in impersonal relationships.

The Board ruled Taylor needed to be tested in a range of situations before they could be satisfied he did not pose an undue risk to the safety of the community.

In its decision the Board took the views of Taylor’s victims into account.

“Their lives continue to be deeply affected by Mr Taylor’s offending, and they remain opposed to his release,” the Board said.

“Obviously parole must be denied today.”

About the only thing or situation he should be tested for is whether or not the electric chair still works or the drop on the gallows is sufficiently long enough.

Since we have neither of those punishments available then best he stops in jail.


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  • Kimbo

    “The Board ruled Taylor needed to be tested in a range of situations
    before they could be satisfied he did not pose an undue risk to the
    safety of the community.”

    As a member of the community, that is a risk I don’t ever want to see taken at our expense, so he should be locked up forever.

    And if someone like Peter Williams QC from the Howard League for Penal Reform thinks otherwise, then let Taylor crash at his place. I doubt Williams would so loquacious on behalf of ‘prisoners’ rights”, when he is no longer safely cloistered away from folks like Taylor in the ‘better’ suburbs of town…

    • blokeintakapuna

      Exactly. Perhaps paroled offenders should spend the first month paroled at the residence of the parole board members…

      That would surely sharpen their focus on community safety.

      • Other_Andy

        That would be an excellent test.
        Every parole board member needs to ask himself ‘Would I mind having this person living next (Living at the same residence would be a bit extreme) to me?
        If not, deny bail.

    • rockape

      Perhaps have him flat with his daughter, that would be a testing situation.

    • Salacious T Crumb

      He is exactly the reason the government has worked so hard on the legislation around preventative detention. It is clear that Taylor is beyond reform so should spend the rest of his days away from society. There is no cure for psychopathy.

      • Kimbo


        That is why Crusher Collins is such a brilliant MoJ.

        She is like Muldoon before he became arrogant and drunk with power – she doesn’t come from a traditional National blueblood family, so she understands the practical effect of policy on communities that can’t lock themselves away from the worst effect of ferals like Taylor.

        She also has good common sense, and a healthy contempt for the academics, pressure groups and posers who wring their hands and cry tears over the supposed plight of folks like Taylor, and Bailey Kurariki, and Graeme Buron, and William Bell, and…

        Plus she has a brilliant sense of humour in the way she dismisses them.

        Which is why they hate her.

        And why she actually gets a good reception amongst traditional Norman Kirk Labour voters (there may be one or two still out there!)

        • Cowgirl

          She is my favourite Minister

          • Salacious T Crumb

            Yep – one of the best we’ve seen for a long time.

          • Kimbo

            And sorry to put you off your lunch, but the worst would come down to a toss-up between Martyn Finlay, Geoffrey Palmer, or Doug Graham (Simon Power didn’t last long enough to do THAT much damage, and at least Jim McLay freed Arthur Allan Thomas).

  • williamabong

    If we had sat him in the electric chair the problem would have been long solved, hell we could have got an electric sofa and sent Bain with him.

  • hunk4hire .

    He raped a woman, so they bailed him and then while out on bail he murdered a pregnant woman and her unborn child?

    Firstly, the judge who bailed this monster should be incarcerated himself for reckless endangerment and/or being an accessory to murder. Those accused of violent crimes should not be be walking the streets.

    Secondly, as if that was not enough, he’s now eligible for parole? I can only assume the previous atrocity while out on bail taught these people nothing. This guy was already in trouble for one violent crime and to pass the time while awaiting trial, he committed an even worse one. Irrespective of the fact that he was denied parole, this oxygen waster should not even be standing in front of a parole board.

    “I’m a changed man………….blah, blah, blah…. “. Uh-huh. The only thing that’s changed about this creep after 17 years in the slammer is that he can now bench press 200kg.

    • Salacious T Crumb

      But can he dodge a high velocity round? Nah, too much weights, not enough speed work…..

      • opusx

        Exactly, me thinks a very sharp and pointy exclamation mark has Hayden’s name stamped all over it. Only a matter of time.

  • cows4me

    Well he’s done 17 years for one victim another 17 won’t hurt for the unborn baby.

    • opusx

      Sad to say, but the reality is Taylor WILL rape and murder again. He is a POS of the finest order. I am thankful the Parole Board saw sense this time around. And I guess it means Taylor can continue to live safely on the inside. Word is he ain’t gonna last long when and if he gets out.

  • Col

    Two thing may help him decide, throw in Len for the night, and throw in a blow up as well and see which one comes out in one piece, my bet is Len would come out ok because nothing sticks to Teflon, but the blow up would have been torn apart. Bolt Gun please.

  • timemagazine

    How on earth is it even possible for such a beast to be able to apply for parol?

  • Patrick

    The question is why is he even being considered for release after only 17 years? He has taken two lives & ruined another. For the rest of his natural life his view of the outside world should be impeded by the bars on the window of his cell.

    • steve and monique

      FFS,He has a window!!!!!!!!!.

  • steve and monique

    Leave the mongrel in jail to rot.

  • 4077th

    Preventative detention is the ONLY option with no parole. Murderous rapists do not change they lie and manipulate their way to freedom only to repeat previous deeds.

  • Nechtan

    Disturbingly it seems he has been allowed to leave prison in the past to visit family

  • Garbageman

    Damn fkn right only surprised this c..t didnt say he found god, a pregnat woman i say execute this filth and televise it, yeah i went there ,so what