3 Jul 2018

Clinton Thinn found guilty of murder in US prison

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 3 July 2018

New Zealander Clinton Thinn has been found guilty of murdering his Californian prison cellmate. He was found guilty of first degree murder and faces a sentence of between twenty-five years to life. Thinn is the step-brother of National MP Nikki Kaye. He strangled his cellmate in late 2016 following his arrest for an attempted bank robbery. Neal Putnam is a reporter with The Star News in Chula Vista who's been covering the case. He says while the jury was split last time between first, second or third degree murder - this time the verdict was delivered after less than a day of deliberations.