13 Feb 2020

Kamal Reddy loses appeal against his conviction for murdering ex-girlfriend and daughter

7:42 pm on 13 February 2020

A man who murdered his ex-girlfriend and her young daughter and hid their bodies under an Auckland bridge has lost his appeal.

Kamal Reddy appearing via video-link in Court of Appeal on 28/11/19.

Kamal Reddy appearing via video-link in the Court of Appeal in late 2019. Photo: RNZ / Jonathan Mitchell

Kamal Reddy strangled Pakeeza Yusuf with the cord of an iron in 2006, and used a pillow to kill her daughter Jojo.

The bodies were only discovered in 2014 - eight years after their deaths - when Reddy confessed to undercover officers during a "Mr Big" police investigation.

He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 21 years.

The Court of Appeal today dismissed his appeal against his conviction.

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