Raymond Ratima, convicted of seven of Maastron’s 1992 murders, has been denied parole.
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 imprisoned in 1992. Convicted Seven murders and an attempted murder of an unborn child. In Masterton
Ratima, now 54, appeared before the New Zealand Parole Board via teleconference from Rolston Prison earlier this month. He had previously appeared in 2017, when the board decided he should spend at least one. Four more years in prison Before reconsidering parole.
Sir Ran Young, chairman of the Parole Board, 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 a prison site, had about 100 sessions with a psychiatrist, and the Reform reported that he did not need further 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 understood the circumstances under which he came to kill members of his family, not just his own,” the report said. My children, but also the nanny, the partner and others. ” .
Ratima revealed that he was 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. He has lived a good life, but we are told he is fragile. Some of the comments he made to the probation officer were of concern, including that “there are two sides to all the problems” 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 noted that Ratima “may be better off focusing on her reintegration.” He posed an unwarranted 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. Steven’s son of the year, and the couple’s baby just a month away.
Ratma married his wife Tony in 1987 after Barney was born. The two boys spent their early childhood in Anwar Kargil, where Ratima lived for about three years. Raymond came from nearby Winton.