Vigilante on life sentence who killed convicted pedophile for raping 10-year-old girl denied parole

Aubrey Thomas Harrison, his uncle Bruce Raymond Tamatea, and a woman whose name was withheld due to legal reasons killed pedophile Glen Stinson in Foxton, New Zealand back in 2007


                            Vigilante on life sentence who killed convicted pedophile for raping 10-year-old girl denied parole

A man from New Zealand who murdered a pedophile after the latter raped a 10-year-old girl at a party has lost his bid for freedom.

Aubrey Thomas Harrison, his uncle Bruce Raymond Tamatea, and a woman whose name was withheld due to legal reasons killed pedophile Glen Stinson in Foxton, New Zealand, back in 2007. The pedophile was already awaiting trial for raping the young girl at a party when he was murdered, according to a Stuff report.

After the unidentified woman threatened to end Stinson's life, the trio shoved him into a car and drove him to Foxton in an attempt to scare him.  Stinson was left outside a poultry farm after being beaten with a hammer, stomped upon and choked to death.

Tamatea said at his trial that they had only intended to give Stinson a beating before leaving him there. He also testified at the trials of Harrison and the unnamed woman, claiming to have been the only person who inflicted violence on the pedophile.

"I had the hammer, I used the hammer. It was only supposed to be a bash," he said at the trials, but the jury found Harrison guilty of murder and the woman guilty of manslaughter.

Since Harrison had a long criminal history of violence, drugs and disobeying court orders along with six prior prison sentences, during his first parole hearing in August, he was assessed as being at high risk of reoffending in spite of spending 12 years behind bars.

Harrison, who is currently serving life in prison, said that he wanted to move away from Foxton after being released from jail, as it was a town that remembered him as a murderer.

One of the reasons for him not being granted parole was the fact that Harrison's early behavior in prison had been "poor", including being involved in drugs. He was reported to have made progress in his behavior since 2016.

Stinson, on the other hand, became a sex offender at the age of 17, before ending up having 10 sex convictions to his name. He also breached his bail agreement after he was found watching pupils outside Palmerston North Boys' High School. None of his family members came to claim his body after he was autopsied and his son too was a convicted sex offender.

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