During the trial the court heard Tu had been obsessed with Mr Hawe-Wilson's girlfriend since 2010, when she was 12, trying to hire a "hitman" to kill one of her previous boyfriends and offering to pay Mr Hawe-Wilson $5000 to leave her.
Hawe-Wilson's girlfriend, who can't be named, was asleep beside him when the attack happened and found his body only after Tu crawled into bed with her and tried to undress her afterward.
Tu pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity at trial, with his lawyers saying that his autism coupled with his psychosis, meant he was legally insane at the time. The jury rejected that defence.
Date of Birth
1980 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
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Jiaxin Tu jailed for at least 12 years over Shane Paul Hawe-Wilson's murder
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|02-08-2016||Sentencing||High Court Auckland||Murder||30-06-2015||Life Imprisonment||▼|