By Scott Bainbridge
On Saturday morning, 7 December 1963, Eric Lewis known as round to his estate in Bassett street, Remuera, Auckland, to gather the lease. He used to be no longer ready for the scene that greeted him whilst he opened the door: his tenants, George Walker and Kevin Speight, were violently murdered days before.
The machine-gun execution of Walker and Speight marked the start of a brand new, extra sinister period of crime in New Zealand. the 2 males convicted of the killings - Ron Jorgensen and John Gillies - grew to become family names. either the sufferers and their killers have been deeply inquisitive about Auckland's burgeoning legal scene. however the genuine tale at the back of the killings hasn't ever been told.
Sly-grogging, horse-doping, prostitution, medicinal drugs, rival gangs and hard police officers - the tale has all of the hallmarks of a vintage crime novel. basically it's all real, and it occurred in Sixties Auckland.
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