LISTEN LIVE TO NEWSTALK ZB

Newstalk ZB

ON AIR NOW

Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

Former marine sentenced to life in prison

Share |

International News | Friday March 9 2012 12:56

Former marine sentenced to life in prison

Related

A former US marine who slit the throat of his ex-boss has been sentenced to life in prison.

Walter Ciaran Marsh, 51, was sentenced in the Supreme Court on Friday for the murder of New Zealand nurse Michelle Beets in Sydney.

He was convicted by a jury in November of cutting the throat of Ms Beets, a popular and respected nursing unit manager, outside her Sydney home in April last year.

Marsh had developed a deep hatred and resentment of the 57-year-old after she gave him a bad work reference.

Upon hearing the sentence, many within the court erupted into cheers and applause.

Outside court, Ms Beets' family and friends were visibly relieved, hugging each other and comforting those who were upset.

Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement
I Heart App
Advertisement
  • KiwiBlog becomes OMSA member

  • Child swept out to sea

  • NFL: Kansas player's penalty was wrong

  • Fatal hit and run offender charged

  • More dog attack threats for Hawke's Bay posties

  • Evidence swiped from Christchurch prison cell?

  • Auckland Weather

    15°
    Today
    Sunny
    H:17° L:
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    Labour Leadership

    Who should lead the Labour Party?

    Vote Now

    View Results

    Advertisement