Baby JJ's murderer Joel Loffley loses appeal

James Joseph Ruhe Lawrence/ Photo / supplied
James Joseph Ruhe Lawrence/ Photo / supplied

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Auckland man found guilty of murdering a toddler.

Joel Loffley is serving a sentence of life imprisonment with a 19-year non-parole period for the murder of 2-year-old Joseph Ruhe Lawrence, known as JJ, who died in November 2011 in an Orakei house where he lived with his stepfather Loffley and his mother Josephine Lawrence.

- APNZ

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