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  •   Home > News > Local Politics

    A conviction's been overturned for a former Napier City councillor found guilty of drowning his wife in a Canadian lake ...and he may go to trial for a third time

    A conviction's been overturned for a former Napier City councillor found guilty of drowning his wife in a Canadian lake ...and he may go to trial for a third time


    Kiwi Peter Beckett was found guilty of killing Laura Letts-Beckett in a second trial in 2017 - after a hung jury in the first.

    Canadian news website, Castanet, is reporting the British Colombia Court of Appeal found mistakes by the presiding justice and Crown prosecutors in the second trial.

    The elementary school teacher died more than 10 years ago while the couple were fishing in small inflatable boat, northeast of Vancouver.

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