MR2 owner for car
Date: November 25, 2002
teenage prostitute is on trial for helping to murder an Auckland man and
stuffing his body in the boot of a car.
girl was just 14 when she and two others allegedly killed Nicholas
Devliotis during a drug-taking binge.
prosecutor Kieran Raftery said Devliotis ultimately lost his life for a
car - a Toyota MR2.
as simple, as sordid and as sad as that," Raftery said.
was found in April, bound and gagged and stuffed into the boot of his
prized vehicle in an Auckland parking lot.
Crown alleges the female prostitute, now aged 15, Stacey Davey, 24, were
roped into the murder by Devliotis' former girlfriend, who also worked
at a Karangahape Road sex parlour. She has already pleaded guilty to the
claims she believed the car was rightfully hers in return for sexual
services rendered to Devliotis. But the Crown argues the trio went too
far, luring Devliotis to a beach where they all took drugs.
Crown says they set out to give Devliotis a fairly savage beating and by
stuffing him in the boot when he was close to death any life left in him
was extinguished by being trussed up.
members of the jury winced and others held their hands to their mouths
as the Crown took them through graphic photos of Devliotis bound and
gagged in the boot of his car.
youngest accused was also visibly upset and wept silently in the dock.
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