Christchurch woman jailed for murdering fellow partygoer

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Christchurch,
Publish Date
Thursday, 16 May 2019, 2:33PM
Katrina Epiha, pictured, is accused of murdering Alicia Nathan in Christchurch on August 5. (Photo / Facebook)
Katrina Epiha, pictured, is accused of murdering Alicia Nathan in Christchurch on August 5. (Photo / Facebook)

A 20-year-old woman who stabbed a Christchurch woman to death at a party will spend at least 10 years behind bars.

Katrina Epiha has been sentenced to life imprisonment at the High Court in Christchurch..

During an alcohol-fuelled rage, she fatally stabbed 32-year-old Alicia Nathan, and threatened to kill another at an Avonhead property in August 2017.

The victim's father, Paul Robinson, told the court he had video-called his daughter just 20 minutes before her death.

He says Epiha robbed Nathan's three-year-old son of laughs, cuddles and a future with his mother.

 

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