Damian Hingaia Mokaraka
Found guilty on one charge of aggravated burglary and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
At 10 p.m. on 14 September 2000 three elderly women and a middle-aged man were at home in their dwellinghouse. There were no drugs in the house. Someone knocked on the door. Given the hour, the occupants wisely ignored it. There was then a knock at the window. A man outside called out that he had children in his car which had broken down. One of the elderly women opened the window to pass out a portable telephone. The visitor seized the window, pulled it wide open, and climbed into the house. He was armed with a knife. A second man, acknowledged to have been the appellant Mr Te Hira, followed him through the window. Mr Te Hira went directly to the back door where he let in three further men.
Date of Birth
1979 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Sentenced to ten years in mid 2001
Unsuccessfully appealed in December 2001
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