Cop shooter jailed for eight years
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:19a.m.
A man who shot at a policeman after being pulled over in Auckland has been jailed for eight years and three months.
Murray Toleafoa, a 30-year-old gang member, was sentenced in the High Court at Auckland today.
He had earlier admitted using a fire arm against a police constable after police originally charged him with attempted murder following the April attack.
The eight year and three month prison term includes a non-parole period of five years, One News reports.
The police officer stopped the car Toleafoa was in on Auckland's Mayoral Drive.
Toleafoa, who was a passenger in the car, fired a pistol which narrowly missed the officer but caused him to suffer a gunshot burn to his forearm.
Toleafoa was arrested more than a week later at a central city supermarket along with two associates.
Toleafoa's 20-year-old girlfriend, Nadia Ball, was also arrested after the incident and charged with being a party to the unlawful possession of a pistol.
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17/11/2012 2:11:54 p.m.
Really, 8 years for attempted murder and with 40 convictions. I wonder if it would be so light a sentence if the judge or their family were shot at. NZ justice system is a joke.
17/11/2012 6:45:05 a.m.
What a waste of time and money, now the tax payer has to fork out $90,000+ a year to keep this scumbag breathing. As apposed to 90 cents for a bullet.
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