Saturday, July 26, 2008
New Zealand's youngest ever convicted killer, Bailey Junior Kurariki, jailed for breach of parole
Bailey Junior Kurariki is back in jail after allegedly breaching his parole conditions by using drugs. Authorities taking a hard line on breaches of parole.
The country's youngest convicted killer – he was 13 when he was jailed for manslaughter over the death of Michael Choy in 2001 – was arrested at 7.30pm on Friday and charged with breaching parole the Herald on Sunday resported.
He was released only three months ago on conditions including he not use or possess "alcohol and/or illicit drugs".
He was also under electronic monitoring and had to attend weekly counselling sessions.
His arrest came after his probation officer lodged a complaint with the Parole Board.
Kurariki was taken Mt Eden Prison and the Parole Board would meet over the issue tomorrow.
Mr Choy's mother, Rita Croskery, told the Herald she was not surprised by Kurariki's arrest.
"I would have hoped, though, that he would have tried to turn things around, especially given the fact he was being monitored so closely," she said.
Its actually a good sign of the authorities taking a hard line on breaches of parole.