Story: Violent crime

John Barlow

Wellington businessman John Barlow was convicted of the murders of father-and-son financiers Eugene and Gene Thomas in 1995 after two earlier trials ended in hung juries. An appeal to the Privy Council in 2009 failed, but Barlow was released from prison the following year, still maintaining his innocence. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Greg Newbold, 'Violent crime - Controversial murder trials since 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Greg Newbold, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 3 May 2024 with assistance from Greg Newbold