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Gavin Gosnell appealing murder conviction

Fri 26 Jul 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Hayden Miles Gavin Gosnell has lodged an appeal against his conviction for the murder of gay Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles. Gosnell, 28, was convicted by a jury in April of the murder of the 15-year-old, in a prolonged assault at a Christchurch flat. He then cut his body into pieces with a jigsaw and dumped his remains. He was jailed for 18 years. During sentencing, Gosnell read a statement to the court saying that he wanted to appeal against his conviction because he believed there had been a miscarriage of justice and he had been unjustly convicted of murder. He said he took responsibility for assaulting Hayden and dismembering his body, but he could not take responsibility for his death or his murder. "I made a wrong decision that night and the following morning, and I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life. "I'm disgusted in myself for desecrating his body." An appeal has now been lodged.     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 26th July 2013 - 11:04am

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