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Stabbed a Mangere liquor store owner Shiu Prasad to death in August 2000 for the paltry sum of $220
On parole at the time for a similar armed robbery
Previous history of assault and other violent offending
Sentenced to life imprisonment in May 2002.
Parole refused April 2011
Due for another hearing April 2012
From the NZ Herald 13th March 2002
Holtz, a Black Power Sergeant at arms, was on parole for another violent attack on an Indian shopkeeper at the time of this offence. He specialized in robberies of Indian owned shops. His first assault conviction was at 15, and he had accumulated 50 more convictions by the time he killed Mr Prasad. His death was preventable, had Holtz been locked up for life after the last attack.
Full Herald story here
The full story in an interview with the family from TV3's 20/20 programme.
His parole decline is detailed here