30 Nov 2011

Man who tried to kill police officer has appeal denied

6:54 pm on 30 November 2011

A man who shot a police officer four times in the south Auckland suburb of Papatoetoe in 2009 has had his appeal denied by the Court of Appeal.

In April, Neshanderan Rajgopaul was sentenced to 14 years in jail with no parole for ten-years for attempted murder.

The 29-year-old was also sentenced to another four years prison term for shooting at an associate.

Rajgopaul's defence lawyer argued the trial judge failed to put two aspects of the identification evidence to the jury in a fair way.

The Court of Appeal today dismissed the appeal and ruled that the judge presented the evidence in a fair and balanced manner.