What we know about the death penalty in New Zealand

New Zealand’s first execution has been carried out for a murder and rape conviction, with a lethal injection taking place at the Government House in Wellington on Thursday.

The death penalty is a controversial and divisive issue in New England, where there is widespread support for it and its use in many crimes.

It has also been a source of controversy in the United States, where the Supreme Court has repeatedly struck down the death sentence.

New Zealand’s Supreme Court rejected a challenge by a defence lawyer, arguing that his client’s client’s death sentence should be vacated on appeal.

The case involved an 18-year-old man, who was convicted of killing his girlfriend, and sexually assaulting her in front of a house party on March 27, 2018.

After an 18 month trial, the judge sentenced the teenager to death, with the judge finding he had no right to life.

A jury later convicted the teenager of rape, robbery and murder, and sentenced him to life imprisonment with a minimum of 20 years.

The defence lawyer argued the victim’s body showed no signs of trauma, but the court disagreed and the court sentence was carried out.

A court review ordered the sentence to be vacated and he was released on bail pending appeal.

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