Do you want this guy in prison Jacinda?

Credit: Newshub Paul Tainui, previously Paul Wilson

As recently as 5th February this year, our Prime Minister Ms Ardern was interviewed at Waitangi, and boldly stated that “we don’t want anyone in prison”. You can watch it right here, just so you can be sure I’m not making this up.

I wonder Ms Ardern, if that sentiment extends to Paul Wilson, also known as Paul Tainui, who has recently confessed to his second murder.

Warning: the details are distressing. quote.

Paul Russell Wilson, now known as Paul Pounamu Tainui, brutally murdered Kimberly Schroder on the West Coast in 1994. He served his time and 24 years later in April last year he murdered and raped Nicole Tuxford in her Merivale home.

Suppressions were lifted when the 55-year-old pleaded guilty to the rape of 27-year-old Ms Tuxford at the Christchurch High Court on Wednesday. 

In October he admitted to her cruel murder. [?]

He taxied to Ms Tuxford’s house, broke into her home and waited eight hours for her return.
On the morning of April 7, Ms Tuxford returned home to meet the electrician and was confronted by the killer. She tried to fight him off and suffered cuts to her hand.
She bit him and he punched her in the face. Neighbours heard her screams as he overpowered her.
At the same time, the electrician was outside the house, knocking on the spare bedroom window to see if anyone was home.
The killer put a scarf in Ms Tuxford’s mouth, knotting it behind her head and taping her head and mouth.
The electrician heard muffled noises and continued to walk around the outside of the house, calling out. He put up a ladder outside, inspected junction boxes then left. 
He strangled her, cutting her throat so deep it almost severed her head.
He then covered her body with her trousers and his jacket, and took off in her car. [?]

In 2009, the Board decision states the psychologist who prepared the latest psychological assessment report endorsed the opinion of the two previous reports that Wilson posed a low risk of further violent or general re-offending. 
In his view, Wilson had gone as far as he should in individual therapy and any more would be counterproductive. end quote.

Sounds to me like Paul Wilson/Paul Tainui should spend the rest of his life in prison. I wouldn’t want him living in my community, ever. quote.

Wilson has been remanded in custody for sentencing on March 28. 

The longest imprisonment sentence in New Zealand is 30 years, currently being served by William Dwane Bell who killed three people and seriously injured another in an armed robbery at the Panmure RSA clubrooms in 2001. 

No person in New Zealand has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. 


I hope he gets the maximum sentence possible.