Sunday, March 5, 2023

Mongrel Mob boss caged

Gangsters shouted and gestured in the streets outside a courthouse as Mongrel Mob boss Turanganui John Ormsby-Turner was driven away to begin a jail sentence of at least 126 months for the murder of a rival gang prospect. Head of the West Coast chapter, Turanganui John Ormsby-Turner, killed Rei Joseph Tumatauinga Maihi Marshall, a prospect for the Uru Taha gang, in a brutal slaying last August. Marshall, a 23-year-old Taranaki father-of-two, died after he was attacked with a claw hammer and stabbed with a large hunting knife. Ormsby-Turner, 26, admitted the murder and was sentenced in the High Court at New Plymouth.
Following the hearing, the gangsters shouted Sieg Heil as Ormsby-Turner was driven away to serve his life sentence. Tensions boiled over between the gang and supporters of the victim before police moved in to keep order.
The heightened security followed previous hearings for the case where the public gallery exploded into emotional scenes of chaos and shouting between angry gangsters.