Stuff.nz/Warwick Smith/Manawatu Times
A man who took part in the vigilante murder of a convicted paedophile has lost his bid for freedom.
In 2007, Aubrey Thomas Harrison, his uncle Bruce Raymond Tamatea, and a woman who cannot be named due to legal reasons, murdered paedophile Glen Stinson in the small town of Foxton, New Zealand.
The trio killed Stinson after he was discovered sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl at a party in Palmerston North. Stinson had reportedly been awaiting trial over the rape of the child, when the woman threatened she was going to kill him.
As reported by Stuff, the three individuals shoved Stinson into a car and drove him to Foxton. At her trial, the woman claimed this was part of a plan to scare him.
However, once in Foxton, Stinson was beaten with a hammer and stomped on before being choked to death and left outside a poultry farm. Tamatea claimed they had only intended to give him a beating before leaving him there.
According to Stuff, Tamatea pleaded guilty to the murder of Stinson. And, speaking at the trial of Harrison and the unnamed woman, he claimed to have been the only person who inflicted violence on Stinson.
Tamatea reportedly made the following comments at the trial, according to Stuff:
I had the hammer, I used the hammer. It was only supposed to be a bash.
Both Tamatea and Harrison were found guilty of murder, while the anonymous woman was found guilty of manslaughter.
After serving a minimum sentence of 12 years, Harrison was up for parole in August 2019. However, this week a judge denied Harrison early parole after a report found he was at a high risk oRead More – Source