13 Aug 2020

Jury finds man not guilty of murder in Porirua brawl

8:16 pm on 13 August 2020

A jury has found a man not guilty of murder after a brawl in Porirua resulted in a man dying from several stab wounds.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Hone Pawa died during the fight in May last year and Ngapaki Gripp had been on trial for murder at the High Court in Wellington.

The jury took about five hours to deliberate before reaching its not guilty verdict tonight.