By Scott Bainbridge
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 family names. either the sufferers and their killers have been deeply concerned with Auckland's burgeoning legal scene. however the genuine tale in the back of the killings hasn't ever been told.
Sly-grogging, horse-doping, prostitution, medicines, rival gangs and hard law enforcement officials - the tale has all of the hallmarks of a vintage crime novel. basically it is all real, and it occurred in Sixties Auckland.
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