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By Scott Bainbridge

On Saturday morning, December 7, 1963, Eric Lewis referred to as round to his estate in Bassett highway, Remuera, Auckland, to gather the hire. He was once now not ready for the scene that greeted him whilst he opened the door: his tenants, George Walker and Kevin Speight, have been violently murdered days earlier than. The machine-gun execution of Walker and Speight marked the start of a brand new, extra sinister period of crime in New Zealand. the 2 males convicted of the killings, Ron Jorgensen and John Gillies, turned loved ones names. either the sufferers and their killers have been deeply curious about Auckland's burgeoning legal scene. however the actual tale at the back of the killings hasn't ever been advised. Sly-grogging, horse-doping, prostitution, medicines, rival gangs, and hard cops—the tale has all of the hallmarks of a vintage crime novel. in simple terms it is all real, and it occurred in Sixties Auckland.

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