19 Dec 2017

Ex-cop jailed for life after guilty plea for wife's murder

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 19 December 2017

Killer police officer Benjamin McLean was sentenced to life in prison in the High Court at Invercargill, for murdering his wife. The 48-year-old pleaded guilty last Friday to the murder of Verity McLean, his wife of 18 years, and the attempted murder of her new partner - and his one-time friend - Garry Duggan. Inspector Joel Lamb is the Southland Area Commander and tells Susie Ferguson there's counselling available for police officers there after the tragedy.