4 Feb 2010

Pair jailed for part in fatal Howick stabbing

7:14 pm on 4 February 2010

Two men have been jailed over the stabbing of a man as he walked home from a party in Auckland.

A 20-year-old man was last year convicted of the murder of Daryl Graydon in 2008.

At the Auckland High Court on Thursday, Justice Asher sentenced the man to serve at least 11 years in prison.

Another man, also 20, was convicted of Mr Graydon's manslaugher and jailed for six years.

The court was told the pair had armed themselves with knives and pursued Mr Graydon and his friend Campbell Sussex in the suburb of Howick after an earlier altercation.

Mr Graydon bled to death after being stabbed four times in the back and once in the stomach.

Both convicted men have name suppression.

Mr Graydon's mother, Loumanna Graydon, told the court that having a child killed is every parent's worst nightmare and wishes she could die so she could be with her son.

Mrs Graydon described her son as her right-hand man and said his murderer is a gutless coward who wiped out her entire family.