A witness in an Auckland District Court depositions hearing of murder charges against two Somali men refused to give evidence through a woman Somali interpreter yesterday. The witness was stood down by justices of the peace hearing police evidence against Abdirizak Ali Ismail, 48, a Mt Roskill sickness beneficiary, and Ambar Badam Yusuf, 23, a… Continue reading Somali refuses interpreter in depositions hearing
By PATRICK GOWER Two police officers who dropped an insane Somali killer at an Auckland mosque watched his victim, Alan Priestley, let him in. The actions of the constables, who returned to the mosque 25 minutes later to find Mohamed Hussein standing over the 72-year-old cleaner’s mutilated body, are the subject of an internal police… Continue reading Patrick Gower: Police saw victim greet killer.
Mosque killer was insane, says jury A jury has found a Somali refugee not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of an elderly cleaner at Auckland’s Mt Roskill mosque in July. Mohamed Hussein, 22, from Mt Albert, yesterday pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murdering 72-year-old Alan Priestley. The jury took… Continue reading Mosque killer was insane, says jury.