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Convicted stop-go killer appeals

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/01/2017

<span style="color:#333333;font-size:13px;background-color:#ebebe4;">Quinton Winders</span> © Mediaworks Quinton Winders The man jailed for murdering road worker George Taiaroa is appealing his conviction and sentence.

Quinton Winders, 46, was last month sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years for shooting Mr Taiaroa dead near Tokoroa in 2013. The Crown said the killing was revenge for a minor accident involving Winders' father at the worksite a week earlier.

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that Winders lodged an appeal on December 22.

No date has been set for the hearing but a court spokeswoman says it's not likely to be for a few months.

Winders' family has said he's innocent and that he was framed.

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