Douglas Iriea Hatu Shadrock
From the Waikato Times March 20th 2003
Anthony Harrod Simon was furious. Someone had stripped the hydroponic cannabis operation in an Okere Falls house and the lucrative crop was gone. On September 25 he drove to Rotorua to collect Jezamen Shane Ball, the man he knew had stolen it. With the help of associate Douglas Iriea Shadrock, Ball was tied up, beaten, stabbed, had skinned scrapped off his torso with a knife, his knee caps smashed with hedge clippers and petrol poured over his genitals. He was left for dead in an empty Kawhia farmhouse but managed to crawl free.
Yesterday in the Hamilton High Court both accused were sentenced on kidnapping charges. Simon also faced an additional charge of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. A third man, Graham Abbott, who owned the drugs, was sentenced on charges of cultivating cannabis. Justice Geoffery Venning jailed Simon for 9 1/2 years. Following a request from the Crown, he imposed a minimum non-parole period of six years. Shadrock, who the judge acknowledged was the junior partner, was jailed for four years while Abbott received 21 months.
Justice Venning told Simon the attack amounted to torture. Simon was the ringleader, he said. It was a matter of concern that Simon had told a probation officer he was not sorry at what had happened to Ball, but had tempered that by saying the matter was in the past and he no longer bore a grudge. He acknowledged that Simon was angry because he had and his wife had taken Ball in to their home for several months. "I accept you are angry that Ball placed you in the situation after what you had done for him, but that can't justify your actions," he said. "Your offending was over a long period of time. You could have stopped at any number of stages."
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Unlawfully carried a man without consent with the intention of confining him near Kawhia in September 2001
Sentenced to four years in March 2003
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