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Matthew Hunt's mother says she couldn't have asked for a better son.
Eli Epiha has been sentenced to life in prison, with a non-parole period of 27 years for fatally shooting Hunt last June in Auckland's Massey.
In July, a jury was convinced he tried to kill two officers that day -- finding him guilty of attempting to murder Hunt's partner, David Goldfinch.
Matthew's mother, Diane, told the High Court at Auckland today her son would have achieved so much.
Reporter Chelsea Daniels was in Court for Epiha's sentencing and joined Simon Barnett & James Daniels on the show.