Arthur Taylor is a hardened criminal but he courts the luvvies in the media, none more so than the NZ Herald, they always seem to go into bat for him.
One of New Zealand’s most high-profile inmates has been refused an early release from prison today, but will have another chance to plead his case in March.
Arthur William Taylor, who turned 60 earlier this year, has spent almost 40 years of his life behind bars.
He is currently serving a sentence of 17 years and six months for serious violent and drug-related offending.
Today was his 17th appearance before the board.
The Herald understands a crucial report requested by the board was not completed for today’s hearing.
As a result they refused to grant Taylor parole and stood him down until March next year.
It is understood Taylor is disappointed with today’s decision as it means he will spend another Christmas behind bars away from his family, who he is extremely close to.
Boohoo cupcake. Should have thought about your family a bit more when you committed your awful crimes.
People need to be reminded that Arthur Taylor is not some big cuddly bear. He is a hardened criminal in Maximum Security. He has spent 38 of the last 44 years in prison, he has 152 convictions for fraud, burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, firearms offences, drugs offences and escaping from custody. The man is a scumbag and should remain in prison. It is his home.
– NZ Herald