8 Dec 2023

Guilty verdict in Blackmoore murder trial

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 8 December 2023

After two days of deliberations a jury has found both David Hawken and Rebecca Wright-Meldrum guilty of the murder of 21-year-old Christchurch woman Angela Blackmoore in 1995.

The pair have been standing trial at the High Court in Christchurch after pleading not guilty to the killing.

A third person, Jeremy Powell, admitted the murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 10 years, in 2020.

Reporter Anna Sargent spoke to Charlotte Cook from the High Court.