11 Mar 2013

RSA killer's getaway driver back in jail

6:12 am on 11 March 2013

The getaway driver in the RSA triple murders has been sent back to prison, accused of seriously injuring someone and driving while disqualified.

In 2001, Darnell Tupe waited in a car while William Bell killed three people and left a fourth person for dead at the Mt Wellington-Panmure RSA in Auckland.

Tupe's 12 year sentence for manslaughter and aggravated robbery will come to an end in December this year. He was released on parole in April 2012.

Parole Board documents obtained by Radio New Zealand show he was called back to prison on 23 January and is facing charges of injuring with intent to injure and driving while disqualified.

The board will consider the new charges on Tuesday and decide whether Tupe, now aged 34, should once again be released or remain in prison till the end of his sentence.