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Comancheros: Cousins lose appeal for conviction, sentence over execution-style killing

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(video) — Two cousins who denied their involvement in an execution-style gang shooting that left a woman with a bullet lodged in her brain and her husband dead have had their appeals dismissed.

In August, Mesui Tufui appealed his conviction and Fisilau Tapaevalu appealed his sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum of 17 years at the Court of Appeal.

The pair were found guilty by a jury at trial over the murder of Abraham Tu’uheava and the attempted murder of his wife Yolanda. ​

On Tuesday, Justice Patricia Courtney, Justice Edwin Wylie and Justice Matthew Muir dismissed the pair’s appeals.

Location: New Zealand
Writer: Catrin Owen
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