Guilty to murder




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A teenager pleaded guilty to murder in the High Court at Hamilton on Tuesday. Jack Kaea, 19, admitted the charge of murdering Raymond Kaea at a Hazelmere Crescent property in Te Awamutu in December last year. Kaea, whose name suppression lapsed in February, was convicted of murdering the Kihikihi man. Police were called to the scene early on December 15 after reports of an altercation and found the 48-year-old victim dead on arrival. Sentencing is on July 26.