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Should David Tamihere get a murder retrial?

Digital image / P.K. Stowers
Digital image / P.K. Stowers

Convicted double murderer David Tamihere has asked to go on trial again for the murder of two Swedish backpackers after having served 20 years in prison.

Tamihere, 58, was released in late 2010 after serving his time for the murder of Urban Hoglin, 23, and Heidi Paakkonen, 21. Ms Paakkonen's body has not been found.

In his first interview since being freed, published in Metro magazine, Tamihere claims he was framed by the police and let down by the Court of Appeal. He reveals that he wants compensation but the real reason he wants a retrial is for the right to be heard.

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