Yes witnesses can be compelled
This is why I think Hospo is a good shout
He has worked in the industry, including in AKL, and if you have worked at a few places everyone knows,...
A character witness would have opened the door to a wave of prosecution witnesses talking about what a creep and scam artist he is
The real problem for the defence is there is no credible evidence for his version at trial, if he does not testify
All we have is a second...
In a rape trial this evidence would not be allowed.
The Crown will focus on this in closing.
It's not really surprising he was staying at City Life and before that a guest house
Normal people flat with others, or have a permanent 1 bed...
I think he would have killed his date the next night if he had the chance.
What's odd is that if this were a rape case, this kind of evidence is normally banned.
But because it is a murder case, seemingly some leeway has...
IMO he is guilty of murder even based on his own confession
Something i dimly remember from procedure is that each side should call the witnesses that are more relevant to their own case, so that they can...
I have a sneaking suspicion there might not be as many other relevant witnesses as we think. The guy had seemingly no mates, and I doubt he was...
I hope the judge is very strict
I suspect it was based on a real bar he goes to
Luckily you are somewhat protected by the law of big numbers
eg. Only 35 people were murdered in NZ in 2017 out of 4.5m+
IIRC his phone GPS placed him close to the grave site as well?
He was building up to it. He reminds me of Tabak in the Jo Yeates murder.
There was a lot of acting up but then his first murder was...
I think an obvious issue for the defence is that the claim of consensual strangulation isn't backed by any evidence at trial, unless the accused...
This is why the Crown doesn't fear his version.
He lied to them the whole time. No reason to believe his most recent explanations. They will be...