11 Feb 2020

Jury hears harrowing 111 call in woman's murder trial

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 11 February 2020

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The jury in the trial of a woman who fatally stabbed her abusive partner has heard a 111 call made the night he died. Karen Ruddelle is on trial in the High Court in Auckland accused of murdering Joseph Ngapera in their Manurewa home in 2018.

It's the Crown's case she stabbed him with an intent to kill him - while her defence has argued she was acting in self defence.

Anneke Smith filed this story.