Mur­derer de­mands $10k compo for jail fight ban

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A Can­ter­bury mur­derer and rapist de­manded more than $10,000 in com­pen­sa­tion from le­gal au­thor­i­ties – be­cause he was up­set at be­ing banned from spar­ring in a pri­son gym.

Richard Lyall Genge, 44, is serv­ing a life sen­tence for rap­ing and killing a 22-year-old Christchurch woman Anne-Ma­ree El­lens in the grounds of Christchurch East School in 1994.

But he com­plained au­thor­i­ties had dis­played an "abuse of power" af­ter he was pun­ished for break­ing rules over pris­on­ers fight­ing or spar­ring.

Genge is a se­rial com­plainer – last year alone he lost four civil judge­ments and sev­eral le­gal chal­lenges.

Now the law has had enough, and this week a judge dis­missed his grab for cash and barred him from lodg­ing any more ju­di­cial re­views af­ter de­cid­ing he had abused the court process.

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