Boy, 13, jailed for caregiver's murder

ROBERT MITCHELL
Last updated 13:30 20/12/2012
TEEN MURDERER: Jordan Nelson, 13, pleads guilty in the High Court at New Plymouth to the murder of his caregiver, 50-year-old Rosemaree Kurth.
CAMERON BURNELL/Fairfax NZ
TEEN MURDERER: Jordan Nelson, 13, pleads guilty in the High Court at New Plymouth to the murder of his caregiver, 50-year-old Rosemaree Kurth.

Relevant offers

National

Third storm in seven days - then a promise of better things to come Teenager who drowned at Waiwhakaiho River in New Plymouth named Mother sentenced for causing the death of her son in car crash near Napier Man caught drink driving for tenth time says he was going to get insulin Party of 10 stranded by floodwater in Southland Phone call frustration sparked threat to blow up IRD office, court told Food truck venture known for its dumplings opens up shop in New Plymouth Earthquake repairs biggest South Island railway project in 'generations' Double-bunking arrangements for trans prisoners are under review Police name elderly man who drowned in Nelson

Thirteen-year-old Jordan Nelson has been jailed for 18 years for the murder of his caregiver.

Nelson shot Rosemaree Kurth, 50, his step-grandfather's partner, in the back of her head at their home on Piko Rd, Okoki, North Taranaki, on April 15.

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.

Nelson pleaded guilty to her murder last month.

The sentence was passed down in the High Court at New Plymouth by Justice Paul Heath.

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki Daily News

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content