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Killer Ambach to be sentenced tomorrow

Thu 17 Sep 2009 In: New Zealand Daily News

The killer of elderly gay Onehunga man Ronald Brown will be back in the Auckland High Court court tomorrow to be sentenced. Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach was found guilty of the brutal killing of Brown in December 2007, using a banjo and other items to beat Brown to death. He convinced a jury that Brown's alleged sexual advances to him were sufficiently disturbing to partially justify killing the elderly man in his home - which Ambach then set about wrecking - thereby being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder, which carries a higher penalty. The sentencing was originally set down for August 27th but on that day was rescheduled with no advance notice or reason for the delay given by the court. will report live from the sentencing tomorrow morning.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 17th September 2009 - 1:20am

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