Rae on Watson – will kill again

The Press reports:

There are four murderers Detective Senior Sergeant John Rae has locked up who he believes are evil enough to kill again.

is one of them.

“I believe he’s a psychopath. He could kill again, easily.”

Rae was second in charge of the homicide investigation dubbed Operation Tam – launched after Ben Smart, 21, and Olivia Hope, 17, both from Blenheim, disappeared from Endeavour Inlet in the Marlborough Sounds on New Year’s Day 1998. The pair were never seen again.

Watson was found guilty of the double murder and jailed for a minimum of 17 years.

He is scheduled to appear before the Parole Board for the first time next year.

Speaking publicly about the case for the first time, Rae told The Press this week that Watson should never be released from prison.

“He [Watson] has got no social conscience at all and if he doesn’t get his own way he could kill someone.

I tend to agree.

Worth remembering he had 48 previous convictions before the double murder.

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