Raymond Ratima, convicted of seven masterminds, was acquitted in July 1992 after a third trial.
The killer, Raymond Ratima, has been denied parole after telling the parole board that he was now in a relationship with a woman he called ‘critical’.
Ratima was convicted in 1992 of seven counts of murder and attempted murder and attempted murder of an unborn child in Maastricht.
Ratima, now 54, appeared before the New Zealand Parole Board via teleconference from Rolston Prison earlier this month.
Parole board chairperson Sir Ron Young said in his hearing report that there was a lot of positive talk about Ratima’s progress in prison. His behavior was very respectable, he was working on the prison site and he had done about 100 sessions with a psychologist, and the reformers said he did not need any more rehabilitation work.
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However, when asked about the danger posed by his murder, he focused only on what he had done with a psychologist to relate to the dangers that plagued him. Facing a member or an affected person.
Throughout the hearing, he emphasized how much he loved his children. When asked why he hit them, he said he felt he was putting them in a better place.
“Overall, we were not particularly convinced that Mr Ratima really understood the circumstances under which he came to kill his family members, including not only his children, but also his nanny, a partner. And others. ” Says.
Ratima revealed that he is now in a relationship with a woman who was his girlfriend when he was a teenager when he was 13 or 14 years old. The report says that they met again when he was released on directive about four years ago and there were regular meetings and telephone contact between them.
“It is no exaggeration to say that the woman with whom Mr. Ratima has an affair is delicate. She had a childhood trauma that led to serious drug addiction or was helpful. Lives well, but we are told he is critical. The report says some of the comments he made to the probation officer were worrying, including the fact that “there are two sides to all the issues” surrounding the murder.
Ratima said she was supported by the woman’s family but the report said they had little contact with her. He questioned the appropriateness of having such a relationship in prison when the murder occurred when the relationship broke down.
The board considered that Ratima “could have been better off focusing on her reintegration” and that she remained an undue threat and could not be released.
“We understand that more needs to be done to understand the causes of her resentment and the dangers she poses and what the relationship might be between her and a new relationship.”
Ratima will appear before the Parole Board again by the end of October 2022.
Her seven victims include her three sons, Perry, 6, Barney, 4, and Stacey, 2. One-year-old son Steven, and the couple’s unborn child, just a month away.
Ratima married his wife, Tony, after Barney was born in 1987. The two boys spent their early childhood in Anwar Kargil, where Ratima lived for about three years. Raymond came from nearby Winton.