A youngster playing with matches in his bedroom resulted in a
Whakatane family fleeing with just the clothes on their back
as glass exploded and flames leapt out the windows of their
two-storey home this morning.
Nikki Roper bumped into an old prison pal just days after he
allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend, Alexsis Tovizi, and
told him he had killed the girl tattooed on his cheek because
she was cheating on him, a court has heard.