12 Mar 2013

Parole board defers decision on jail recall

6:17 pm on 12 March 2013

The Parole Board has deferred a decision on whether the getaway driver in the RSA triple murders will be permanently recalled to prison.

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

Tupe was sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter and aggravated robbery but was paroled in April last year.

Radio New Zealand News revealed yesterday that Tupe has been sent back to prison, and is facing charges of injuring with intent to injure and driving while disqualified.

Tupe will appear in court late next month for a defended hearing, and the Parole Board says it will meet in early Mayto decide if he will remain in prison until the end of his sentence.