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Weekly Media Roundup

May 26, 2023 at 4:18 PM

NZ Herald: Weymouth toddler murder: Tyson Brown sentenced to life for ‘callous, brutal’ killing of Arapera Fia during lockdown

A man who was found guilty of beating a 2-year-old girl to death in Weymouth during Auckland’s lockdown, leaving her covered head to toe in bruises, has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 15 years.

Before Tyson Brown stood in the dock today to hear his fate, Arapera Moana Aroha Fia’s biological father Malcolm Fia delivered a victim impact statement describing the damage the murder had wrought.

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Stuff: Man who dumped dead body of Auckland teen Trinity Oliver had strangled women before

As Trinity Oliver’s mother faced her daughter’s killer, she watched him wipe away tears in the dock.

Oliver was 16-years-old when she was beaten, strangled to death and left on a secluded Auckland road.

Vikhil Krishna, 25, was found guilty of her murder and on Tuesday was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 14 years behind bars by Justice Peter Andrew.

Stuff can now report Krishna had a history of violence towards women involving strangulation.

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NZ Herald: ‘You have destroyed my family’ - Vikhil Krishna sentenced for murdering Auckland teenager Trinity Oliver amid emotional scenes

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Newsroom: Violence perpetrators are basically con artists

Police, prosecutors, and judges are too often conned into thinking victims are the 'real' perpetrators, that they are overreacting, or brought the abuse on themselves

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The Conversation: Higher unemployment and less income: how domestic violence costs women financially

Women in abusive relationships are more likely to be unemployed and earn less money than women with non-abusive partners.

That’s among the key findings confirmed by a landmark international study by researchers from England, America and Finland, which charted the economic impact abusive relationships have on women.

The study found that the deterioration in economic wellbeing started soon after women began living with an abusive male partner. After five years, these women continued to experience significant falls in earnings and employment.

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Newshub: Crime: Youth worker says restorative justice, not punishment needed to tackle juvenile offending

A youth worker says throwing young people in jail is not the answer to fixing New Zealand's youth crime problem. 

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RNZ: Campaigners call for tighter restrictions on illegal sexual content online

Warning: This story contains details some readers might find distressing.

Campaigners are calling for tighter restrictions on illegal sexual content online to stop children being accidentally exposed to internet pornography.

Pornography researcher Jo Robertson is calling for more action on filtering illegal content such as child sex abuse.

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NZ Herald: Huntly man jailed after brutally assaulting a woman and leaving her for 15 hours without treatment

After beating a woman into unconsciousness, Zepplin-Solly Rameka refused to seek medical help for his victim and instead bathed her and cut her hair.

She later woke, dazed and with no memory of how she’d been left with a large wound on the side of her head.

For 15 hours, the woman drifted in and out of consciousness, in need of medical treatment.

It wasn’t until Rameka’s mother arrived at his Huntly address and found the victim that an ambulance was finally called.

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