Dallas Tumai Peneha
From NZ Herald story 1st May 2001
The names of three people charged with the murder of Napier man Peter Kitchen last month became public when they appeared in Napier District Court today. They are Dallas Tumai Peneha, 20, Daniel Mark Beams, 19, and Jack Lyall Blance, 18, all of Napier. Each faces a charge of murdering Mr Kitchen, a 32-year-old finance company account manager who died four days after being beaten and kicked in a Napier street.
They also each face a charge of injuring special education teacher Jeff Pinfold, 26, after he and Mr Kitchen left a bar on April 19. The accused were arrested the next day on charges of injuring both men. But the charge relating to Mr Kitchen was replaced with one of murder after he died in hospital. With lawyers indicating the trio would plead not guilty, Judge Tony Adeane remanded the accused in continued custody for pre-depositions proceedings on May 29.
Also from the excellent GayNZ.com hate crime archives here
"Reported, 19 April 2001: Jeff Pinfold and Peter Kitchen were assaulted after leaving a Napier Bar by Dallas Peneha, Daniel Beams, and Jack Blance. Beams' girlfriend at the time of the attack witnessed it, and stated that one of them said, "Let's f*** these gay guys up." Kitchen later died of his injuries in Hawkes Bay Hospital on 23 April 2001."
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Along with two other offenders, killed Napier businessman Peter Kitchen without provocation in the street
Previous history of mob assaults
At large in Havelock North
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to just one year in May 2002
Released June 2002
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