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Pora's road to compensation: a timeline

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 15/06/2016


* March 1992 - Susan Burdett raped and murdered in her Auckland home

* March 1993 - Teina Pora, then 17, arrested for rape and murder of Ms Burdett

* June 1994 - Found guilty at a trial

* July 1994 - Sentenced to life in prison

* December 1998 - Malcolm Rewa convicted of rape of multiple women, including Ms Burdett, but jury unable to decide whether he murdered her

* October 1999 - Court of Appeal quashes Pora's convictions and orders a retrial

* April 2000 - Pora found guilty again at a second trial

* April 2014 - Pora released on parole, 21 years after first being detained

* November 2014 - Pora's case is heard by the Privy Council in London

* March 2015 - Privy Council quashes Pora's convictions and no retrial ordered

* April 2015 - Pora puts in a claim for compensation from the government

* June 2016 - The government announces it will pay Pora a record $2.5 million for wrong incarceration and made a full apology. "I have written to Mr Pora to acknowledge his innocence and unreservedly apologise to him for the devastating impact his wrongful conviction and imprisonment has had on nearly 20 years of his life," Justice Minister Amy Adams said on Wednesday.

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