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Double killer gets life

Published: 12:43PM Friday June 29, 2007 Source: Newstalk ZB

A man convicted of killing his former partner and her new boyfriend has been sentenced to life in prison.

Jason Reihana was found guilty of stabbing Teresa Gunn and Andrew Grabner in Tauranga in December 2005. He admitted a further charge of injuring Gunn's brother in law, with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Reihana has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 21 years.

Police are pleased with the long sentence.

Detective Sergeant Mel Ridley says police were after a sentence of between 21 and 23 years due to the brutal nature of the murders.

He says Reihana has never showed any remorse, or apologised to the family of either victim.

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