When Children Kill
Over the last five years, 40 children aged between 12 and 18 were jailed for murder or manslaughter in New Zealand.
What makes our children go off the rails? Are the parents to blame?
This documentary “When Children Kill” examines high profile cases and asks what went wrong. We find out what it’s like to have a child take part in a horrific crime that shocked the nation.
We speak with Lorraine West, the mother of Bailey Junior Kurariki who in September 2001, along with eight other teenagers, was convicted of the ambush, robbery and killing of Auckland pizza deliveryman, Michael Choy. BJ was just 12 years old – the youngest of the group. He was sentenced to 7 years jail for manslaughter.
And we speak with Pandra Reihana the mother of 15-year-old Mark, and 16-year-old Luke. In November 1998, the brothers along with two others were involved in the armed home invasion and robbery of an isolated Reporoa homestead. Mrs Beverley Boma, mother-of-three, was shot dead. Neither Luke nor Mark used the gun that night. They both got eight years for manslaughter.
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Producer: Rachel Stace
Thanks to: Pandra & Mark Reihana & Reihana whanau, Lorraine West, Celia Lashlie, Matt Hakiaha
Exec producer: Tony Manson
Network exec: Sue Woodfield
Director: Felicity Morgan-Rhind
Researcher: Jane Wynyard
Script Consultant: Phil Wallington
Online Editor: Matt Sturge
Offline Editor: Karryn de Cinque
Production managers: Ruth Clarkson, Karen Bunting
Camera: Simon Ellis, Steve Latty, Mark Chamberlin, Andrew Commis, Karen Wilson
Sound: Debs Frame, Jan McKinley, Ant Nevison
Narrator: John Sumner
Titles/Series Music: Ian Morris, Tim Pattison
Production accountants: Glenda Paterson, Liz Goddard
Funded by: New Zealand on Air and TV3