A jury has found Brayden Towler not guilty of the murder of Petunu Talitumu when he drove into him on a pedestrian crossing in the Glen Eden shopping village in West Auckland. The verdict was delivered at 4pm at the High Court of Auckland. Towler denied he meant to kill Talitumu when he hit him…

A man charged with murder and firearms offences after an alleged hit-and-run in West Auckland can now be named. A person died on the footpath after allegedly being hit by a vehicle on Glendale Rd, Glen Eden on November 23. Brayden Andrew Towler, 27, appeared on Wednesday at the High Court at Auckland where his lawyer, Adam…

In the hours after shooting constables Matthew Hunt and David Goldfinch — killing Hunt — Eli Epiha seemed calm, making only one startling but vague admission, an associate of his said at his trial. “I just recall him saying he f***ed up,” Shane Conza told jurors he heard as the two drove north that June…

My client has now been sentenced for murder after we could not quite get the jury to agree that he was not guilty by reason of insanity. The defence had sought to argue that the defendant was so affected by both his psychosis and his autism that he should have been held insane. This was,…