A convicted killer has appeared in court today accused of breaching her parole conditions.
Melissa Anne Wepa spent 15 years behind bars after killing a friend who dobbed her in to police.
The 41-year-old stabbed Porirua woman Caroline Gardiner 50 times before dumping her body down a bank.
Nine months into her life sentence, Wepa - who had affiliations to the Mongrel Mob and Deadly F***ing Bitches gangs - was also charged after nearly biting off another inmate's nipple during a fight.
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In 2005, she escaped from prison with another inmate when they used a dummy in their cell beds to fool guards.
She escaped again while serving a three-month corrective training term at Arohata in the early 90s but was caught nearby.
Now, Wepa faces being recalled to prison if the Parole Board rules that she has breached her standard release conditions and special release conditions.
She appeared from custody at Christchurch District Court this morning.
Judge David Saunders remanded Wepa in custody until September 28.
She faces a recall hearing three days earlier that will determine or fate.