Blessie’s death came a month after a man released on parole murdered Amy Farrall and almost killed two female tourists Niki Honda and Michaela Brandl.
Following yesterday’s news that the man arrested hours after the murder of Blesinda “Blessie” Gotingco was ‘under supervision‘ the following statement has been issued by New Zealand’s Sensible Sentencing Trust.
Blessie Gotingco murder shaping up
to be another national disgrace
Was he on Parole, Bail, Extended Supervision or simply another recidivist violent offender that should never have been on the streets?
The Sensible Sentencing Trust say whatever the facts turn out to be, one thing is virtually a given – the murder of Blessie Gotingco was entirely preventable.
Trust Spokesman, Garth McVicar believes when the facts are revealed the nation will be shocked. “This will be another innocent women’s life ended in a frenzied, horrific, violent assault. Another tragedy that could have and should have been prevented.”
“This murder will be able to be traced back to law makers who have failed in their duty to keep us safe. Legislators who have introduced laws designed to get recidivist violent offenders out of prison and back on the street at the earliest possible opportunity.”
“I hope we are wrong, but mark my words, the murder of Blessie Gotingco is shaping up to be another national disgrace. ”