Final appeal dismissed

Kahu Vincent's fiancee Jade Makuru said the couple, pictured, now had peace of mind knowing that Taylor could no longer appeal his conviction and sentence.

The chef who is serving more than ten years in jail for the attempted murder of a man in Wanaka’s Night ‘n Day three years ago has had his final sentence appeal dismissed.

Ahu Stanley Taylor was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to ten years and eight months in jail last year when a High Court jury ruled his attack on Kahu Vincent to be unprovoked, prolonged and brutal.

Taylor appealed his convictions and sentence at the Court of Appeal, who dismissed his claims in March, prompting him to appeal to the Supreme Court, which was his last route of appeal.

The Supreme Court released its decision last week, which said the Crown was open to proceed with the attempted murder charge as there was “ample evidence to support a conviction on that basis”.

Kahu's fiancee Jade Makuru said the couple, pictured, now had peace of mind knowing that Taylor could no longer appeal his conviction and sentence.

Kahu was in an induced coma for 12 days after the attack on May 9 2014 and has since undergone intensive rehabilitation and established his own business.

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