New evidence needed to try Rewa

Stuff reports:

Bush said police also backed Hansen’s finding that Rewa committed the rape and murder by himself.

However, they had received legal advice that the report confirming Pora’s innocence did not constitute the “exceptional circumstances” required to lift the stay of proceedings against Rewa.

“If we could revisit that again we would, but as you know there’s a stay in terms of that prosecution and we have no new evidence in order to put that before the court again.

“I can tell you that we have made efforts and at this stage, that’s the end of that matter.”

Hopefully the evidence can be found, but I suspect Rewa will never get parole anyway so the matter is somewhat academic. But if new evidence can be located, it would be good to try Rewa again for the murder.

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