Accused took victim to Dome Valley 'to take her last breath' - Crown


The Crown is making its closing address in Auckland's High Court at the trial of a group charged with assault and kidnapping of a 19-year-old female who was dumped in Dome Valley. She survived but was severely injured.

Five people face various charges over two alleged attacks on a teenage woman in Dome Valley.
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Crown Prosecutor Brian Dickey told the jury that all those in the car that made its way up to Dome Valley last May knew the teenage victim was going there "to take her last breath".

Mr Dickey says she was taken there to be killed.

Already one of the accused, Wayne Blackett, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Nicola Jones and Julie-Ann Torrance have pleaded not guilty.

A woman was found bound and gagged on the side of SH1 north of Auckland.

A woman was found bound and gagged on the side of SH1 north of Auckland.

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Mr Dickey told the jury Dome Valley was to be the "end of the road" for the victim following almost 24 hours of being "assaulted in the most terrible way".

He described the assaults as degrading and inhumane.

The victim was found unconscious on the side of the road the next morning with serious head injuries.

She has given evidence at the trial where five people face a range of charges in connection to two separate incidents of kidnapping and assault.

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