Police Comment On Teina Pora Conviction
Title: Police Comment On Teina Pora Conviction
Attribute to Assistant Commissioner
(Investigations) Malcolm Burgess:
The evidence against
Teina Pora for the 1992 rape and murder of Susan Burdett has
been heard by two juries - the original trial in 1994 and at
retrial ordered by the Court of Appeal in 2000.
juries were satisfied that the evidence established, beyond
reasonable doubt, that Mr Pora was guilty. He was convicted
on both occasions.
Mr Pora's advisers have recorded their
concern against these convictions and indicated an intention
to have that concern addressed through an appeal to the
Police will not discuss the merits of
the case through the media or re-litigate aspects of
evidence already considered by two juries while this process
Police will however continue to cooperate
fully with any lawful requests made for information in
relation to this case. Since 2010 a large amount of
information has been provided to Mr Pora and his advisers.
This is in addition to the original disclosure of the Crown
evidence for Mr Pora's trials.
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