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28 Nov 2020 3:48
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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    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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     Today's News

    Rugby:
    Hawke's Bay have earned promotion into the 2021 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership, after defeating Northland 36-24 in the Championship decider in Napier 22:17

    International:
    Donald Trump has started the transition process. What's left for him to do before Joe Biden's inauguration? 22:17

    Cricket:
    The Black Caps hope the Pakistan cricket side adhere to their specific protocols for the remainder of their time in MIQ 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Kerry Katona lived on "tomato ketchup butties" as a child 21:44

    Law and Order:
    Indonesian Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo arrested over alleged lobster corruption 21:37

    Entertainment:
    The Duchess of Sussex thinks a compassionate attitude can help to heal heartbreak 21:14

    Entertainment:
    Kelly Clarkson has hinted at a possible reason behind her split from Brandon Blackstock 20:44

    Entertainment:
    Dave Chappelle has urged fans to boycott his hit comedy series 20:14

    Entertainment:
    Bill Murray is mourning the loss of his older brother 19:44

    Entertainment:
    Rihanna has praised Adele for her "incredible" transformation 19:14


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