Convicted murderer had a history of violence
NZ Herald Nov 23, 2011
A man found guilty today of murdering an 80-year-old woman in her Auckland home had a history of violent home invasions. Yan Ping Yang was found in her Manurewa home in June 2008 with 38 rib fractures, a broken bone in her neck, a broken sternum and a swollen face. She was taken to hospital and died five days later. Before her death she gave a statement to police, describing how a man grabbed her from behind before dragging her to her bedroom where she was kicked and punched. Today’s verdict, delivered after a retrial at the High Court in Auckland, was the second time Olinale Ah You had been found guilty of the same crime. Ah You shook his head as the jury returned its unanimous verdict. Mrs Yang was not Ah You’s first victim and nor was she his last. Court documents obtained by APNZ show that in May 2009 he was sentenced to 12 years in prison with a minimum non-parole period of eight years after pleading guilty to two charges of aggravated robbery and three of robbery.