Story: Victims of crime

Multiple victims

Multiple victims

Tai Hobson holds a photo of himself and his wife, Mary. She was murdered, along with two men, by William Bell, at the Panmure RSA in Auckland in December 2001. Another woman was beaten almost to death in Bell's killing spree. The deep and lasting grief of Tai Hobson and his children is an example of how a serious crime such as murder can create multiple victims.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Victims of crime - The victim’s experience', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018