Teina Pora bail decision soon

Last updated 11:13 18/03/2014
CLAIMS INNOCENCE: Teina Pora has denied being involved in the killing of Susan Burdett since his arrest and conviction for her murder.
PETER MEECHAM
CLAIMS INNOCENCE: Teina Pora has denied being involved in the killing of Susan Burdett since his arrest and conviction for her murder.

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Convicted murderer Teina Pora will learn next week whether he will get bail while he waits for his appeal to the Privy Council.

Pora was convicted in 1994 for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in her South Auckland home and has been in prison for more than 20 years.

Burdett, 39, was found bludgeoned to death in her Papatoetoe home in 1992.

The Privy Council has granted Pora leave to appeal against his convictions in a case that will be heard over three days in London this year.

Pora last week applied to the Court of Appeal for bail until the appeal is heard.

The court declined to hear the application for jurisdiction and referred the matter to the High Court for consideration.

That application was heard today before Justice Graham Lang in the High Court in Auckland but details are suppressed by the Bail Act.

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