Mark Lundy convicted for the second time of murdering his wife Christine and daughter Amber.

Source: New Zealand Police – Police welcome verdict in homicide re-trial

At the High Court in Wellington today Mark Lundy was convicted of murdering his wife Christine and daughter Amber at their family home in Palmerston North on 30 August, 2000.

Following the verdict, Detective Inspector Marc Hercock acknowledged all the people who have assisted along the way.

“This has been an emotional and stressful time for Christine and Amber’s family who have had to go through the whole judicial process again. While this outcome by no means makes up for the loss of Christine and Amber, we hope it provides some form of closure.”

“I want to acknowledge Crown Law and the investigation team who have worked diligently for more than 18 months, carefully reviewing evidence and preparing for trial, as well as the witnesses and experts who have contributed their time and expertise to this trial.

“The role of the Police is to gather all information available, assess it for its relevance to the case and present the evidence gathered to the court and then leave it to the jury to make a decision.”


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