19 Dec 2019

Swiss tourist gets life sentence for Nelson murder

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 19 December 2019

A Swiss tourist found who murdered his wife in a Nelson hotel has been sentenced to life in prison.

Chinese-born Bin Jiang strangled his wife while they were on holiday in New Zealand last April.

At his sentencing, Justice Jan-Marie Doogue said she been struck by Jiang's lack of remorse, and sentenced him to a minimum of 10 years behind bars.

RNZ Te Tau Ihu reporter Tracy Neal was in court.