- John Skinner (right) - guilty of murdering Sgt Don Wilkinson and of the attempted murder of a second unnamed police officer
- Iain Clegg (left) - guilty of the manslaughter of Sgt Don Wilkinson
We've been critical of a few jury verdicts over the last couple of years. We reckon that this one is pretty much spot on.
Skinner and Clegg were part of a methamphetamine (P) operation. We've seen first-hand the harm that P can do to individuals and to communities; it's a vile, insidious drug. The death of Don Wilkinson in an attempt to track this P operation was a bitter irony. But his family can now take comfort in the fact that two men have been held accountable for his death. The justice system has done its job.
Arohanui Don Wilkinson.