This tragic case is why Family First supported the 3 Strikes legislation! Under three strikes, his last conviction would have been for the maximum sentence without parole. He would not have been free in 2008 to be able to kill Austin Hemmings.
Hemmings’ murderer had killed before
NZ Herald Nov 2, 2010
The man who murdered Good Samaritan Austin Hemmings in central Auckland spent eight years in an Australian jail for stabbing and killing his estranged girlfriend. He was also jailed in New Zealand on three separate occasions for knife incidents dating back to 1987.
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