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19 Feb 2020 15:23
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  •   Home > News > National > Lower North Island

    Jules Mikus, who murdered Napier schoolgirl Teresa Cormack in 1987, has died in prison from a brain tumour

    Jules Mikus, who murdered Napier schoolgirl Teresa Cormack in 1987, has died in prison from a brain tumour


    A Corrections spokesperson confirmed Mikus died on Friday, in the medical unit at Rimutaka Prison, near Wellington.

    The Herald revealed he was gravely ill in September.

    Mikus was a suspect early in the investigation, but his alibi wasn't challenged and he wasn't arrested for the crime for 15 years.

    He was finally arrested in 2002 on DNA evidence - for abducting, raping and murdering the six-year-old.

    He was sentenced to life in prison.

    A Parole Board spokesperson says Mikus - who was denied parole five times - never applied for compassionate release.

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