25 Jul 2016

Second Moko killer appeals sentence

12:46 pm on 25 July 2016

A second appeal has been lodged against the sentences handed down to the killers of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri.

Tania Shailer and David William Haerewa are being sentenced at the High Court in Rotorua for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri.

David Haerewa, right, is appealing his sentence. Photo: SCREENSHOT / TV3

The Court of Appeal says David Haerewa, 43, lodged an appeal on Friday against his sentence of 17 years jail with a minimum non-parole period of nine years.

Haerewa and 26-year-old Tania Shailer received the same sentence at the High Court in Rotorua last month for the manslaughter of the three-year-old.

Shailer lodged an appeal against her sentence last Tuesday.

The couple bashed and kicked Moko to death while he was in their care last year.

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