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This book tells the story of the case of Zimbabwean-born New Zealand resident George Gwaze, twice charged and twice acquitted of the rape and murder of his 10-year-old adopted niece, Charlene Makaza. When Charlene was found unconscious one morning, gasping for breath, with a high fever and lying in a pool of diarrhea, her family rushed her to the Christchurch 24-hour clinic. She was treated for overwhelming sepsis and transferred to the hospital, but sadly her life could not be saved. During the course of Charlene's short illness the diagnosis shifts from infection to sexual assault and homicide, and her grieving family finds themselves publicly engulfed in a criminal investigation. What unfolds next is a surreal set of events so improbable that they seem fictitious. Murder That Wasn't meticulously explores the facts surrounding this case based on scientific, medical, and court records and individual interviews to tell this family's extraordinary story.

Murder that wasn't - Felicity Goodyear-Smith

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Title
Murder that wasn't - the case of George Gwaze
Author
Felicity Goodyear-Smith
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Otago University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20180201

This book tells the story of the case of Zimbabwean-born New Zealand resident George Gwaze, twice charged and twice acquitted of the rape and murder of his 10-year-old adopted niece, Charlene Makaza. When Charlene was found unconscious one morning, gasping for breath, with a high fever and lying in a pool of diarrhea, her family rushed her to the Christchurch 24-hour clinic. She was treated for overwhelming sepsis and transferred to the hospital, but sadly her life could not be saved. During the course of Charlene's short illness the diagnosis shifts from infection to sexual assault and homicide, and her grieving family finds themselves publicly engulfed in a criminal investigation. What unfolds next is a surreal set of events so improbable that they seem fictitious. Murder That Wasn't meticulously explores the facts surrounding this case based on scientific, medical, and court records and individual interviews to tell this family's extraordinary story.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Murder - New Zealand - Christchurch.|Trials (Murder) - New Zealand - Christchurch.
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Number of Pages
179 , xii of plates

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