17 May 2013

RSA murder getaway driver recalled to prison

6:08 pm on 17 May 2013

The getaway driver in the Panmure RSA triple murders has had his parole revoked.

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

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

He was then recalled to prison for breaching his parole and was subsequently charged with assaulting his sister and driving while disqualified.

On Friday, the Parole Board said Tupe will remain in prison to continue serving his sentence which ends in December this year.