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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    The Ashburton Work and Income shooter's appeal is being heard in Christchurch today

    The Ashburton Work and Income shooter's appeal is being heard in Christchurch today


    In 2016, now-54-year-old Russell Tully was jailed for life, with a minimum 27 years non-parole.

    He shot dead two Winz workers - 67-year-old Peggy Noble and 55-year-old Susan Cleveland in 2014.

    Tully believes he has a connective tissue disease, which affected his state of mind at the time of the shooting and meant he couldn't participate in his trial.

    His amicus curiae - or court assistant - at his original trial, James Rapley QC, is being questioned at the Court of Appeal.

    He says at one stage, Tully lay under a blanket moaning as the trial continued downstairs.

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