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A woman found guilty of shooting and killing her partner, believing it to be an intruder, was sentenced to nine months of house arrest.

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Amy Christine Smith was sentenced today by the Auckland High Court.
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Amy Christine Smith was sentenced today by the Auckland High Court for the manslaughter of Danny Bruce Taylor two years ago in April 2019, on a rural property in northwest Auckland.

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She believed that a cannabis crop on the property could be the target of theft and had taken methamphetamine that night.

In the wee hours of the morning, she shot Taylor with a .22 rifle in the dark.

At the Auckland High Court this morning, Judge Peters also ordered Smith to do 400 hours of community service.


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