9 Feb 2017

Auckland man charged with murder in California

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 9 February 2017

The stepbrother of Cabinet Minister Nikki Kaye could face the death penalty after being charged with first-degree murder in California.

Clinton Thinn

Clinton Thinn Photo: Supplied / Instagram

Twenty-nine-year-old Clinton Thinn was arrested last June after a bank robbery that went wrong.

He's currently being held at George Bailey Detention Facility in San Diego on charges relating to the robbery, and also faces a murder charge that is understood to stem from a killing in the jail.

Nikki Kaye has told us "this is a difficult and sad time for all those affected by what has happened".

She says that as the matter is before the courts, she'll make no further comment.