14 Nov 2019

Peter Ellis case to be decided by Supreme Court

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 14 November 2019

A case that has gripped the nation for nearly three decades has reached the country's highest court, two months after the death of the man at the centre of it all.

Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Creche where he worked in 1991.

He always maintained his innocence and three convictions were overturned in 1994 after one of the children said she lied.

On Thursday the case was before the Supreme Court as Peter Ellis' lawyers continued their battle to clear his name.

Jonathan Mitchell has more.