Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning.

    Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning.
    Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning.
    Recorded live on 2/04/15 – Five AA Australia’s Peter Godfrey and Evening Report’s Selwyn Manning deliver this week’s bulletin of Across The Ditch. This week they discuss a controversial double-murder case concluding with Mark Lundy being found guilty for the second time of the murders of his wife Christine and daughter Amber.

A controversial double murder case here in New Zealand concluded Wednesday with guilty verdicts on both counts.

Mark Lundy was convicted for the second time of murdering his wife Christine and daughter Amber back in 2000.

The retrial was ordered after Lundy successfully appealed to the Privy Council in London for contradictory evidence, central to his initial conviction and life sentence, to be reconsidered.

The Privy Council found that the evidence that led to his initial convictions for murdering his family, may have been unsound and that a new trial ought to be scheduled.

It was, and after $5 million worth of proceedings and two days of jury deliberations, Lundy was convicted again and sentenced to a minimum of twenty years before parole ought to be considered. The thirteen years he has already spent in prison will be considered.

The Police welcomed the verdict and Lundy’s own brother thanked the Police for their dedication to deliver justice for Christine and Amber.

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.