The Herald reports:
The brother of the sole survivor of the 2001 Mt Wellington RSA massacre says suppressing the name of the man charged with Blessie Gotingco’s murder isn’t fair on the community.
Stephen Couch’s sister Susan Couch was bashed and left for dead by William Bell after he murdered William Absolum, Mary Hobson, and Wayne Johnson.
Bell was under Corrections supervision at the time and had gone into the RSA to steal $12,000. He had been released from prison after serving five years for aggravated robbery on conditions being monitored by Corrections, through the Probation Service.
Mr Couch was speaking out after learning the man accused of murdering her was known to authorities.
I understand the accused is very very well known to authorities. Not sure how much one can say, but I will say I think it is a pity the three strikes law wasn’t in place a long time ago.Tags: law & order