13 Feb 2020

Jury hears son's statement to police in murder trial

From Checkpoint, 6:13 pm on 13 February 2020

Warning: Contains violent details that will be distressing to some listeners. The jury in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her abusive partner has heard what her son told police the night of the stabbing.

Karen Anne Ruddelle is on trial in the High Court at Auckland charged with murdering Joseph Ngapera in their Manurewa home in November 2018.

It's the Crown's case she stabbed him with an intent to kill while her defence argues she was acting in self-defence after years of abuse.

RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith was there.