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Police statement on Rewa verdict

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police welcome the jurys verdict in convicting Malcom Rewa of Susan Burdetts murder.

Attributable to Detective Superintendent Dave Lynch:

Police welcome the jury’s verdict in convicting Malcom Rewa of Susan Burdett’s murder.

Police wish to thank all the witnesses who came to court to give evidence.

We appreciate it has been both difficult and traumatic for people having to relive their experiences of the case some 26 years later.

I also want to acknowledge the Crown and Police investigation team for their work over the better part of the last two years preparing this case for trial.

There will be no further Police comment on the case until after sentencing.


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