I can’t beleive that Phillip Edwards has got only nine years for killing David McNee.
This means he will be out in less than five years unless he kills some more people in jail. He should have been found guilty of murder – he bludgeoned McNee over 30 times and calmy looted his house and stole his car.
Just searched for his name on Google and the number one hit for Philip Edwards is the Sensible Sentencing Trust Database. What a useful resource.
In related news the District Court Judge who was previously burlgled by McNee, is suing the NZ Herald for defamation. No doubt Winston would be included if he was not protected by parliamentary privilege.
The Police have also made a statement as to why they did not prosecute for the earlier burglary. Seems fair enough to me.