Convicted killer Clayton Weatherston's legal-aid bill has reached more than $440,000, with more invoices expected for his defence costs.
As Clayton Weatherston reaches the end of the road for appeals against his murder conviction, his legal-aid bill has mounted.
Convicted murderer Clayton Weatherston is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against his conviction for killing his former girlfriend Sophie Elliott.
Convicted murderer Clayton Weatherston is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against his conviction, leaving the family of his victim asking just when their ordeal will end.
A University of Otago law professor believes Clayton Weatherston's controversial defence of provocation would have failed, whether the media had created debate about the defence or not.
The Elliott family is relieved that Clayton Weatherston has had his appeal against conviction for killing Sophie Elliot dismissed by the Court of Appeal today.
The Court of Appeal will today hear the appeal by Clayton Weatherston against his murder conviction.
Intense public debate about the controversial defence of provocation meant convicted murderer Clayton Weatherston never got a fair trial, his lawyer argues.
The first step in protecting young women from harmful relationships was to learn the signs of abuse, the mother of murdered Dunedin woman Sophie Elliott told more than 100 Central Otago people on Saturday.
The father of Sophie Elliott is upset a planned appeal by her killer Clayton Weatherston has been delayed.
"A friend of mine did something truly evil and I now seriously question my own judgement," writes Lisa Scott, in this account of how her world was turned inside-out on discovering that Clayton Weatherston had killed Sophie Elliott.
Three complaints about testimony from the Clayton Weatherston murder trial broadcast on One News have been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
A One News report of Clayton Weatherston's murder trial has been found to breach broadcasting standards relating to good taste and decency, children's interests and violence.
Clayton Weatherston's appeal hearing against his murder conviction will be heard by the Court of Appeal in Wellington on June 9.
The partial defence of provocation, which can be used to reduce murder to manslaughter, has been abolished.
The father of Dunedin murder victim Sophie Elliott was forced to read a heavily censored version of his victim impact statement to her killer in court.
It was "hard to imagine" a hearing date for Clayton Weatherston's appeal would be set before Christmas, his lawyer said yesterday.
The Government is reviewing rules around victim impact statements after the father of murder victim Sophie Elliott says he had to read a censored version of his statement in court.