A man has been sentenced to three years and five months in
prison for fatally shooting his cousin with a rifle he didn't
know was loaded.
Percy Fepuleai, 31, was sentenced in the Auckland High Court
this morning for the manslaughter of Alex Mark Ulu, 23.
Mr Ulu died in Middlemore Hospital two weeks after being shot
in the stomach outside his Eastland Rd, Flat Bush, house on
He had been shot with a cut-down .22 calibre rifle, which
Fepuleai was not aware had just been loaded with a magazine.
Defence lawyer Lynn Hughes said after the sentencing that
Fepuleai wanted to reiterate how remorseful he was for what
happened on the evening of the shooting.