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Jae Hyeon Kim and Shannon Brent Flewellen (2nd of 3)

Jae Hyeon Kim and Shannon Brent Flewellen

Korean student Jae Hyeon Kim was last seen alive in September 2003 in Westport. In 2008 his body was found in a grave near Charleston. In 2010 Shannon Brent Flewellen, a skinhead white supremacist, was convicted of Kim's murder and sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in jail. Fourth Reich gang member Hayden McKenzie was also convicted of the killing. In 2005 McKenzie had been convicted of murdering James Bambrough, a transient gay man, on the West Coast in 1999. The Fourth Reich was a racist, homophobic skinhead group formed in Paparua Prison in Christchurch in 1994. It was most active in the mid-1990s, when it had around 20 members.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Gangs and crime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020 with assistance from Jarrod Gilbert