Pukeroa whānau "disgusted" as murder-accused walks free

Talisa Kupenga
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Kei te mamae kōhukihuki nei te whānau o Nathan Pukeroa, mō te unuhanga o te whakapae kōhuru, whakamate pō kerehū, haupatu anō hoki i a Dustin La Mont, whai muri i tana oka i a Pukeroa me tana hoa me Devaray Kervaji, i tērā Hakihea me te matenga o Pukeroa.  Hei tā mātanga ture hara, hei tā Khylee Quince, kei tua o tāwauwau kē te whakatau nei, ā, i hē kē tā La Mont tohe he whakangungu noa rā tāna. 

Koinei nga kupu a tētahi māmā e hē manawa ana ki te kimi ara tika mō  te matenga wawe o tāna tama.

E ai ki tana Māmā a Jo-Anne Pukeroa, "He [Dustin La Mont] had it in for that house and it just so happens that my boy and Devaray were there. It's wrong. I'm angry at the justice system.”

Hei tā te tuahine a Makayla Pukeroa, “I've never heard of any other case where someone has been murdered as well as wounding somebody else severely, you know the evidence is there and everything, he's admitted to it and then he gets let off scot-free."

I mate a Nathan Pukeroa ā i hinga hoki tona hoa a Devaray Kurvaji na te ringa oka a Dustin La Mont i tēra Hakihea, na tōna hōha ki te hoihoi o tētahi pō whakangahau o rātou ki tētahi whare ki Tāmaki Makaurau.

E ai ki tētahi Mātanga ture hara a Khylee Quince, “"Being a white-collar criminal tends to push you out of a prison sentence but being Maori doesn't. There are many problems about how we process Māori as offenders and as accused people but these people were victims in this case, victims of a Pākehā offender so it seems that they can’t win either way and I think that's a problem."

Ko tā Quince whakaaro mō ngā mahi a La Mont i mua i te okanga o te tokorua, na tāna korero mō tana tata rere, i mana kore ai tana tohe whakangungu. Kaore ano nga whanau kia whiwhi whakapāha.

"Devaray needs justice as well. He's a victim in this as well.He was also stabbed in the neck, you know, luckily he survived but also he watched his best friend die,” hei tā Makayla.

Ko tā Quince he tino uaua te tiro whakamuri ki ngā kēhi kua kapi kē i te kāhui whakawā, heoi ka tohe tonu te whānau Pukeroa, ā, kua tata eke ngā waitohu ki te petihana Justice for Nathan! ki te kotahi mano e rima rau.