Two gang members were found guilty of murder after a confrontation between rival factions turned deadly. Shane Pierre Harrison, 44, and Dillin Pakai, 19, were both found guilty of murdering Sio Matalasi and the reckless discharge of a firearm.
Matalasi, 25, died outside a block of flats in Jackson St, Petone, on August 22 2013, when a bullet from a cut-down rifle tore through his torso.
The Crown alleged Harrison and Pakai, both Porirua members of rival faction the Mongrel Mob Rogues, went looking for a man from the Mongrel Mob Petone chapter, not Matalasi.
He was not home but they took some cannabis and a cellphone belonging to the man's partner, and "disturbed" some gang paraphernalia.
When the man rang to demand the belongings back, the pair returned with Pakai carrying a loaded gun under his clothes.
The Mongrel Mob member had gathered a group of men, including Matalasi, who were waiting with weapons including a cricket bat, a machete and an ornamental samurai sword.
Harrison challenged one of the men, to a fight but the Crown alleged Harrison was humiliated when he was bested and ordered Pakai to start firing.
A melee ensued and the pair were surrounded inside their car and Pakai shot Matalasi, who died at the scene.
Date of Birth
1994 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Shane Pierre Harrison
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Associated Media Links Shame Pierre HHarrison - Dillin Pakai Sentencing Notes
Double guilty verdict in Mongrel Mob murder