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Convicted rapist and murderer Liam Reid sues TV company

Reid is in jail for the rape and murder of Emma Agnew, a deaf woman from Christchurch.


Reid is in jail for the rape and murder of Emma Agnew, a deaf woman from Christchurch.

Convicted rapist and murderer Liam Reid has taken to the High Court to sue the television production company that makes Shortland Street.

Reid, who made headlines earlier this year about his plans to marry disgraced lawyer Davina Murray in prison, filed for an injunction against South Pacific Pictures in the Auckland High Court on Wednesday. .

He is serving a pre-trial sentence for the rape and murder of deaf Christchurch woman Emma Agnew in 2007, and the rape and attempted murder of a second woman from Dunedin.

Reid is considered one of the worst killers in this country, having previously told authorities he has ambitions to be a rapist and a killer.

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A date has been set for the injunction hearing later in November.

Court documents indicated that Reid would represent himself at the hearing.

No details were given on the grounds for the injunction.

South Pacific Pictures is New Zealand’s largest screen production company, operating for almost 30 years.

He is best known for producing Kiwi shows Shortland Street, a scandalous fortune and Western coast.

But he also produces the real detective documentary Forensic Medicine New Zealand which examines high-profile crimes.

South Pacific presents the show as “spooky stories told in a mix of stylistic re-enactments, real forensic and police evidence, interviews and archives. Although each episode follows the story of a homicide, the The emphasis is not on the ‘horrible and bloody’ but on the complexity of the crime and the cunning of crime solvers. “

Cases include the murder of Auckland’s wife Carmen Thomas and Christchurch schoolgirl Marie Davis.

Davina Murray was struck off by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal in 2015 after smuggling his then client Reid while he was serving a sentence at Mt Eden Prison.

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