NZ filmmaker wants Norfolk Island murder case reopened
Dominique Schwartz, Auckland
A New Zealand documentary maker is calling on the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to reopen a Norfolk Island murder case.
Filmmaker Bryan Bruce says he gave an AFP officer in Wellington fresh evidence relating to the 2002 killing of Australian woman, Janelle Patton.
New Zealand chef Glenn McNeill is serving a 24-year sentence in a New South Wales jail for Janelle Patton's murder on Norfolk Island in 2002.
He initially told police he had hit the victim with his car and then stabbed her, but later told the court he did not kill her.
A Television New Zealand documentary says McNeill has provided a sworn statement naming two other people as the murderers and saying that he only disposed of the body.
A pathologist in the programme suggests that one person alone could not have inflicted the more than 60 wounds suffered by Janelle Patton.