Win­ders’ 17 year sen­tence

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Win­ders, 45, sat qui­etly in the dock while the state­ment was read. glanc­ing up only twice. His bright-blue tie, blue shirt and jacket were cleanly ironed.

His lawyer, Jonathan Temm, said Win­ders still de­nies mur­der­ing Ge­orge Ta­iaroa.

‘‘He does not ac­cept the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion was fair or law­ful. He doesn’t ac­cept that was fair or bal­anced - the ev­i­dence pro­duced in the trial process..

‘‘He had no rea­son to kill [Ta­iaroa] and the Crown’s sug­ges­tion that it [stemmed] from a traf­fic ac­ci­dent is a gross fab­ri­ca­tion ...’’

Temm asked Jus­tice Too­good

‘‘The jury's ver­dict means they were sat­is­fied be­yond rea­son­able doubt that you were - and I agree.’’ Jus­tice Too­good

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