I have no personal link to this story but was shocked to see that after 22 years Hayden Tyrone Poulter has been granted parole.
Twenty-two years ago Poulter bludgeoned to death a woman who worked as a prostitute on Auckland's Karangahape Rd.
He then wrote a confession letter to the Herald, claiming he would kill again.
A week later, the former demolition worker killed a massage parlour worker, her boss, and attempted to kill another worker.
I am struggling with this on the quick look at it. He viciously planned and murdered 3 people and nearly killed another. If there was ever a case for Life without the possibility of Parole, surely this is it?