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Appeal filed by Gillman-Harris killers

Wed 31 Aug 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Ihaia Gillman-Harris An appeal has been filed by the two young men found guilty of murdering gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris in December 2014. After an almost three-week long trial by jury in the High Court at Auckland in April this year Wallace Beauen-Loretz and Leonard Nattrass-Bergquist were sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering Gillman-Harris. The attack happened in an Epsom motel and the case hinged on whether Gillman-Harris attempted to forcibly sexually molest one of the younger men or whether the attack was part of a planned robbery. Daily News has been advised an appeal has been filed by both defendants. However, the grounds for the appeal have not been disclosed and as yet no date has been set for the appeal hearing.    

Credit: daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 31st August 2016 - 11:25am

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