Are violent deaths linked?
January 3, 2018: Lance Waite
shot at Wilrose Place at about
11.30am and taken to Tauranga Hospital. Died soon after.
January 4, 2018: A 26-year-old
man is arrested and charged with murder. Colin Richard JeffriesSmith has pleaded not guilty.
February 11, 2018: David Rawiri
Kuka, 52, died at about 11.15pm at the same address.
May 9, 2018: Police reveal Kuka’s
death was an “execution-style” shooting.
Police believe he was not the intended victim.