Story: Crime and the media

Sophie Elliott's family outside court

Sophie Elliott's family outside court

Sophie Elliott's parents, Lesley and Gil, and her brother Christopher, talk to the media outside the High Court in Christchurch in September 2009, during the trial of Clayton Weatherston, Sophie's ex-boyfriend, who was subsequently found guilty of her murder. The relatives of crime victims can come under intense media questioning, especially in high-profile cases.

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Carl Walrond, 'Crime and the media - Crime news', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29316/sophie-elliotts-family-outside-court (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018