Chris Kahui NOT GUILTY - what is going on in Police Prosecutions?
Kahui not guilty - but dead sons still 'cry from grave'
UPDATED: Chris Kahui has been found not guilty of the murders of his twin sons, but their blood "still cries from the grave for justice", a family spokesman said today.
Three-month-old Chris and Cru Kahui died in June 2006 as a result of massive head injuries.
Jurors this afternoon took about 10 minutes to find their father not guilty of two counts of murder and two counts of manslaughter.
My God - 10 MINUTES? That suggests that this case should never have been prosecuted if it took the Jury only 10 minutes, this follows real questions over the way the Police prosecuted this case, they would have seen the same evidence, was the plan to eliminate him as a suspect so the mother could be put on trial - will she now be put on trial? Very shoddy work by the Police.
Kahui case policework a disaster says lawyer
Police investigating the death of the Kahui twins ignored significant evidence against their mother, Macsyna King, and went after their father Chris Kahui instead, a jury heard yesterday. Kahui's defence lawyer, Lorraine Smith, told the jury in the High Court at Auckland during her closing address that the police investigation had been a disaster. The jury will today begin to decide if Kahui is guilty of killing his twin baby sons, Cru and Chris. Mrs Smith will finish her closing address this morning before Justice Geoffrey Venning sums up. The jury will then begin deliberations. Mrs Smith said police focused too much on early medical opinion, since challenged, and ignored significant evidence against Ms King. "The whole police investigation was, I suggest, a disaster." Police ignored "obvious pointers" such as the old injuries suffered by the twins although she was their main caregiver and had failed to notice they had 18 broken ribs between them. The twins were not victims of a one-off assault but had historic injuries, and it was "suspicious" their mother was not aware of these.