6 May 2009

Another court warning for killer

3:01 pm on 6 May 2009

A District Court judge has again given convicted killer Bailey Junior Kurariki a warning.

Kurariki was arrested in Otara in March for assaulting a woman, believed to be his partner. He appeared again in the Manukau District Court on Wednesday.

Defence lawyer Jeremy Sutton told Judge Semi Epati that because of the trouble of organising another court date, he was applying for bail as his client had already been in custody for five weeks.

However, Judge Epati said he had already warned Kurariki the last time he dealt with him at his court that he must behave.

He said it may not be conducive to Kurariki's best interests to hear the bail application.

Kurariki was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2002 for his role in the fatal beating of pizza worker Michael Choy.

He was remanded in custody until Monday.