A Brazilian court has ordered the deportation of convicted murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith within 10 days.
Brazilian freelance journalist Alexandre Tortoriello said the court noted New Zealand had offered a police escort and to pay for Smith’s deportation, Radio NZ reported.
Maybe the cost could be charged to Smith out of the $10,000 he has.
Tony Ellis, who has represented Smith in New Zealand, has been trying to arrange a Brazilian lawyer to visit him in jail in Rio de Janeiro. But they all want payment upfront.
Tortoriello said Smith had the opportunity to find a Brazilian lawyer and appeal, but this had to be done before he was deported, which could happen at any moment.
I suspect sooner rather than later.