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R v Swinton [2018] NZHC 2910

09 November 2018


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Sentencing following guilty verdict by jury – accessory after the fact of manslaughter (assisting with relocation and burning of van to conceal evidence or linkage to victim’s death) – offending gang-related – consideration of principle of parity with co-defendants – culpability assessed as on a par with co-defendant Te Moana – starting point 21 months’ imprisonment – 10 per cent discount for personal circumstances – no uplift for previous history – final sentence 19 months imprisonment with release conditions.

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