Double murderer Scott Watson has attended his mother's funeral in Christchurch, escorted by at least one Department of Corrections officer.
Watson appeared to have been taken into the Westpark Chapel in Burnside through a back entrance moments before the service for Beverly Watson, 64, started at 10am today.
Watson was not a pallbearer and did not join mourners on the front steps after the service.
Beverly Watson died in Christchurch on Friday after a two-month battle with leukaemia.
Scott Watson, who had a Department of Corrections guard sitting with him during the service, spoke in tribute to his mother alongside his brother, Tom, and sister, Sandy.
Beverly Watson's former boss, Jules Terry, told the Marlborough Express Watson had visited his mother in hospital.
Watson was convicted of the 1998 murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope.
Terry said Beverly Watson never gave up trying to prove her son's innocence.
- The Marlborough Express