Two teenagers have admitted killing a Whangarei man, who died of head injuries at his home in 2014. Michael Griffin, 56, was found unconscious on the morning of 5 October and died later that day in hospital. The two 17-year-olds accused of the fatal bashing, Elias Pomare and Shane Perkinson, changed their pleas this week, before their trial was due to start in the High Court in Whangarei. Perkinson pleaded guilty to manslaughter and Pomare pleaded guilty to murder.
Date of Birth
1997 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
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Elias Pomare and Shayden Kenna Rua Perkinson Sentencing Notes