Thirteen-year-old Jordan Nelson has today been sentenced to 18 years in jail for the murder of his caregiver when he shot her in the back of the head with a farm rifle at their home in Okoki North Taranaki.
BREAKING NEWS: The sentence was passed down in the High Court in New Plymouth by Justice Paul Heath.
Nelson pleaded guilty last month to murdering Rosemaree Kurth, 50, his step-grandfather's partner, at their home on Piko Rd, Okoki, inland from Urenui on April 15.
He shot her in the back of the head with a .22 rifle as she sat at the dining room table doing a jigsaw puzzle.
At the time his step-grandfather Kerry Locke was out on the farm tending cattle.
Police arrested Nelson as he drove the family's car along Bayly St in Waitara.
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