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Phillip Cottrell's killer appeals jail term

Mon 18 Nov 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Phillip Cottrell The man who killed gay Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell is appealing his jail term. Nicho Waipuka is serving a 12 year, 10 month sentence for Cottrell’s manslaughter. Waipuka attacked and robbed the 43-year-old as he walked home from work in the early hours of an October morning in 2011. Cottrell later died in hospital from a severe head injury. The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on the appeal.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 18th November 2013 - 4:08pm

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