In 2007, a young woman vanished in Christchurch, New Zealand, after arranging to meet somebody who was interested in buying her car. When she didn’t return home, her family reported her missing. The young woman was deaf and her disappearance would bring the hearing and deaf communities closer than ever before as they both worked together to try and bring her home safely.
In New Zealand in 2008, a murder trial would cause moral outrage when a shameless killer would desperately attempt to besmirch his victim’s name with the provocation defence. The killer’s actions in the aftermath of the murder would eventually lead to the demise of the archaic defence.