In this local documentary series, forensic psychologist Nigel Latta examines the lives of six of New Zealand’s worst murderers.
Taffy Hotene was born in Murupara in 1970, but was brought up in a chaotic and abusive foster home in Mangere. At the age of 16, Hotene was arrested for attempted rape and when he got out of prison he immediately offended again with a series of brutal attacks on women in Wanganui. Hotene was sentenced to 12 years for these attacks and, only seven weeks after being released on parole in 2001, he raped and murdered Auckland journalist, Kylie Jones, in a frenzied attack in a Glen Innes park.
Wednesday 27 February, 9.30pm on TV1