Article Title:Georgie Girl's alleged killer arrested
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:16th January 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1804
Text:The fugitive Black Power gang member wanted in connection with the murder of South Auckland cross-dresser 'Georgie Girl' Matahaere has been arrested. Matahaere, born a man but who preferred to be known as a woman, was savagely beaten four weeks ago and died six weeks later. Witnesses fingered gang member Joe Coleman as the assailant, but Coleman has eluded police until yesterday when he was arrested in south Auckland. Police say information received through an 0800 reward phone number led to the arrest. A reward of $20,000 was offered by police.    
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