‘Not enough new ev­i­dence’ to charge Rewa again

The Dominion Post - - Politics-News -

An of­fi­cial re­port clear­ing Teina Pora of a 1992 rape and murder does not pro­vide the ‘‘ex­cep­tional cir­cum­stances’’ re­quired to charge the man sus­pected of com­mit­ting the killing alone, Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Mike Bush says. Bush said po­lice ac­cepted Pora was in­no­cent and had looked at pros­e­cut­ing Mal­colm Rewa for Su­san Bur­dett’s murder, but did not have enough new ev­i­dence to lift a 1998 stay on prose­cu­tion af­ter two pre­vi­ous at­tempts to con­vict Rewa of murder ended in hung ju­ries.

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