30 Oct 2018

Quinton Winders appeal quashed in Supreme Court

6:17 pm on 30 October 2018

The man convicted of shooting dead a road worker operating a stop-go sign has lost his bid to appeal his conviction and sentence in the Supreme Court.

Quinton Winders has been accused of the killing of stop-go man George Taiaroa.

Quinton Winders. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

Quinton Paul Winders was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum period of 17 years for the murder of George Taiaroa in 2013.

Mr Taiaroa was operating a stop-go sign at a single lane bridge near Atiamuri when he was shot in the head by Winders.

Winders earlier lost a challenge against his conviction and sentence in the Court of Appeal.