A Rotorua man has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a
minimum non parole period of 12 years for the murder of
Polish man Roman Skorek in Kuirau Park earlier this year.
Rawiri James Samuel, 21, had earlier pleaded guilty to
murdering the 64-year-old on January 23.
He was sentenced in the High Court at Rotorua this afternoon
by Justice Mary Peters.
Samuel was jointly charged with William Karauna Edwards, 15,
Leslie McKay Glen, 14, and Simon Meka Herewini, 20, who have
all pleaded not guilty to murder.
Their trial is set for the High Court at Rotorua on February
- By Katie Holland of The Daily Post