Shane Thomas Hoko
NZ Herald story 1st July 2003
The Court of Appeal has reduced Shane Thomas Hoko's 17-year minimum non-parole period by two years. Hoko is serving life for the murder of teenage hitchhiker Jennifer Hargreaves at Patumahoe, south of Auckland, in December 2001. The court dismissed Hoko's appeal against his conviction in spite of the trial judge's "inappropriate and strong" endorsement of the Crown case. But it said the sentencing judge seemed to have "double-counted" and wrongly added two years to the time to be served before parole could be considered. Hoko was convicted in October.
Date of Birth
1970 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Sentenced to a 17 year minimum non-parole period in November 2002
Shane Hoko's sentence has since been reduced. He is now serving a 15 year minimum non-parole period
Eligible for parole December 2016
Parole denied December 2016.
Next parole hearing scheduled November 2018.
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