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TV 3 6pm Bulletin

WATSON VERDICT: After 21 hours of deliberation the jury in the Scott Watson murder trial has found Watson guilty. He has been handed a sentence of life imprisonment without possibility of parole for ten years. The Crown is likely to ask for this period to be lengthened, a request which is likely to be honoured due to Watson’s previous criminal convictions as well as his failure to plead guilty, show remorse, or reveal where the bodies were dumped. The families of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart have issued a plea to the family of Watson to reveal where the remains of their children are.

CLINTON ARRIVES: US President Bill Clinton arrived in Auckland today on Airforce One along with his mother in law and daughter. He was greeted by NZ Prime Minister Jenny Shipley and US Ambassador Josiah Beeman. Later he met with the Chinese President to discuss the Nato bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, and the conflict in East Timor.

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