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The Ministry of Social Development has been convicted for breaching workplace safety legislation, but no further penalty has been imposed.
Ashburton's Work and Income office, where two staff members were gunned down by Russell John Tully, should have had barriers in place in order to protect staff, a judge has ruled. Video, Audio
New safety measures are being trialled at several Work and Income offices, following the double-murder at the Ashburton branch in 2014.
The murder of two Work and Income staff in Ashburton was unique in the Ministry of Social Development's history, a court has been told.
A hearing over a gunman's attack on a Work and Income office has been told the Ministry invests heavily in security, and client profiling would not have helped.
GRAPHIC WARNING: Chilling pictures have emerged showing double-murderer Russell John Tully in the Ashburton Work and Income Office during his killing spree in 2014.
After a two week trial, and seven hours of jury deliberations, Russell John Tully has been found guilty of the murder of Ashburton Work and Income workers, Peggy Noble and Leigh Cleveland. Audio
The trial of double murder accused, Russell John Tully, has heard a harrowing account of the moment he allegedly went on a shooting spree at the Ashburton Work and Income office. Conan Young is… Audio