12 Apr 2011

Man who killed shopper in carpark appeals conviction

8:29 pm on 12 April 2011

A man jailed for killing an Auckland woman in a hit-and-run robbery in a supermarket carpark has appealed against his conviction.

Christopher Shadrock was jailed for at least 12 years after a High Court jury found him guilty of murdering Joanne Wang in 2008.

Shadrock had robbed Mrs Wang before hitting her with his car as he tried to get away.

In the Court of Appeal on Tuesday his lawyer, Kevin Brosnahan, questioned whether the Crown had correctly established that an unlawful act on Shadrock's part had resulted in Mrs Wang's death.

For its part, the Crown said there was nothing to show that the verdict was unreasonable or not supported by the evidence.

The court has reserved its decision.