On the night of Kapluggin's death, Ballantyne had cooked his friend a meal, which they enjoyed on the balcony of his Whangamata home.
The pair shared bottles of wine and glasses of whiskey when, for reasons that will never be known, Ballantyne became angry and, in what Justice Brewer described "a fit of rage" launched an attack on Kapluggin, stabbing him seven times in the chest, neck and back, as well as cutting his hands and face.
Date of Birth
1953 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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Guilty verdict in meat cleaver trial
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|22-07-2016||Sentencing||High Court Hamilton||Murder||03-02-2015||Life Imprisonment||▼|