The trial of the five defendants is now in its second week and will continue as they've all pleaded not guilty to different roles during two attacks on the same woman. Justice Christian Whata instructed the jury it was up to them to decide what role each of the defendants played. He also reminded them that just because one defendant had admitted one charge, they mustn't assume the other defendants were also guilty. The Crown claims Nicola Jones orchestrated the kidnappings because she believed the then 19-year-old victim had slept with her boyfriend. The woman says she was abducted twice in two weeks and was sexually violated, Tasered, had her hair hacked off, was beaten with a cricket wicket, robbed of her car and had her fingers broken. The Crown says she was then left for dead on the side of the road in Dome Valley after being beaten around the head with a hammer, suffering at least seven blows. NZ HERALD 13 March 2017
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Sentenced to 16 years seven months’ imprisonment, of which a minimum period of eight years and three and a half months is to be served.
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