13 Feb 2019

Rewa trial: Defence accuses Susan Burdett's son

From Morning Report, 8:20 am on 13 February 2019

The lawyer for serial rapist Malcolm Rewa has accused Susan Burdett's son of murdering her for an inheritance. Rewa is on trial in the High Court at Auckland accused of Ms Burdett's murder. The 39-year-old accounts clerk was raped and clubbed to death in her Papatoetoe home in 1992. Yesterday Rewa's lawyer Paul Chambers accused her son of the murder - saying he had the motive and opportunity. RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith has been following the case. She talks to Guyon Espiner.