20 Feb 2019

Rewa jury hears of alleged sexual relationship with victim

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 20 February 2019

The jury in Malcolm Rewa's third murder trial have heard he was having a secret sexual relationship with Susan Burdett when she was killed. The 65-year-old is on trial in the High Court at Auckland accused of clubbing Ms Burdett to death in her Papatoetoe home in 1992. Yesterday he told the jury the Crown had got it wrong - a third time. Our court reporter Anneke Smith has been in court. Her report starts with an exchange between the Crown prosecutor and Rewa.