When considering the minimum period he must serve behind bars, the judge said “age, immaturity is undoubtedly a matter that I must seriously consider.”
He said people that age had the capacity to be rehabilitated.
Crown prosecutor Andrew McRae said Kelekolio had shown “very little remorse”.
He said his guilty plea came “at a very late stage”, just a month before the proposed trial date. He then tried to change his guilty plea.
“His true motivation behind the offending … remains unknown.” Justice Panckhurst said that he is in a state of denial, no doubt because of the “enormity”of what he did.