Blessie Gotingco's family say they are extremely relieved
that finally the man who raped and killed her can be named.
A community leader says witch doctors are fleeing the country
in droves under threat of deportation.
A Westport man has avoided receiving a harsher sentence for
burglary after the man whose house he broke into spoke in his
favour in the Westport District Court.
Dangerous offenders like Tony Robertson regularly breach
special court orders meant to keep them under close watch
after being released from prison.
The Parole Board, prison service and a judge kept murderer
and rapist Tony Robertson away from society for as long as
the law allowed, New Zealand Herald inquiries have found.
The man who murdered and raped Blessie Gotingco is also a
child sex offender and had just been released under the
strictest possible conditions - including 10 years of GPS
surveillance - when he killed Ms Gotingco.
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