Roy Charles Mataki
"My sister would still be alive if you had just walked away," Anita Quin said to Roy Charles Mataki. "You have broken my heart Roy. You have broken all of our hearts." Roy Mataki killed using a knife he had hidden in his trousers. Sherena Williams was 24, had two young daughters, and a partner. Mataki was sentenced at the High Court in Wellington on Friday to serve at least 10 years of a life imprisonment term for her murder. He had pulled a knife from his trousers during a confrontation outside a party in Upper Hutt on March 12, 2015. Damien Williams' forearm was cut to the bone and Sherena Williams remonstrated with Mataki, and punched him in the face, Justice David Collins said. Mataki then stabbed her in the neck, cutting both a carotid artery and a jugular vein. Sherena Williams was still alive when she reached hospital, but life support was turned off and she died the next day. Quin said it destroyed her to see Sherena Williams' daughters broken from the loss of their mother. Her sister was a loving and caring woman and when she was alone she thought of her often, her laugh, the way she looked and the smell of her perfume. Justice David Collins sentenced Roy Charles Mataki to serve at least 10 years of a life imprisonment term. Mataki had 54 previous convictions and most of them were quite minor, according to the judge, but there were three for indecent assault, which drew gasps from the public gallery.
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|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|08-04-2016||Sentencing||High Court Wellington||Murder||11-03-2015||10 Years, Life Imprisonment||▼|