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Scott Watson should get truth in sentencing

Scott Watson should get truth in sentencing

Thursday 7th Oct 1999
Richard Prebble
Media Release -- Justice

ACT Leader Richard Prebble says it doesn't really matter what non-parole period Scott Watson gets when he is sentenced tomorrow, because it won't be enough.

"Instead of being in prison for life, Scott Watson will most probably be out in ten years.

"He committed two murders and should not have the privilege of concurrent sentences. So at the very least he should do 20 years without parole - but in ACT's view he should serve life for both."

ENDS

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.


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