TV1 lead item on the 6.00 pm news. Stepbrother of National Cabinet Minister Nikki Kaye charged with murder in the US. Then followed a lengthy analysis of where to here for him with the Minister badgered for comment..
Why the interest. Why the special treatment of him over every other alleged murderer? Rhetorical question. Look to the caption.
A repeat of what happened when David Tamahere, brother of John Tamahere was convicted of the double murder of Heidi Paakkonen and Sven Hoglin. It was almost as if JT was on trial.
You can pick your friends. You can't pick family relations. Unless the MP has a direct involvement in the incident then it should be treated like any other ... but I won't hold my breath.