An man has been found guilty of
murdering a young hairdresser in the sleepout of her family's
south Auckland home.
A jury in the High Court at Auckland today decided Karl John
Eddy murdered his former partner, 23-year-old Alicia Jordana
McCallion, in December 2012.
Eddy had been on trial in the High Court at Auckland before
Justice Rebecca Ellis for the past 2 1/2 weeks. After today's
verdict he was remanded in custody until sentencing in July.
Ms McCallion had spoken to her family about 8.30pm on the
night she was killed. Fewer than 12 hours later her mother,
Millie McCallion, found her daughter dead at their Papakura
Ms McCallion grew up in the south Auckland suburb, attending
Opaheke School and Rosehill College.