Topic: Teina Pora

Teina Pora conviction stirs concern

Concerns are mounting over the conviction of Teina Pora.

Pora was convicted of the rape and murder of Susan Burdett at a retrial in 2000, and subsequent appeals have been unsuccessful.

An application for a Prerogative of Mercy was filed in 2011 but is incomplete. Justice Minister Judith Collins is seeking advice after Pora's lawyer asked for further investigation.