Scott Watson parole bid denied

  • 15/12/2016
Convicted killer Scott Watson
Convicted killer Scott Watson (File)

Convicted killer Scott Watson has been denied parole and won't get another hearing for four years.

Watson was in 1999 convicted of the murders of Olivia Hope, 16, and Ben Smart, 21, after they were last seen hopping on a yacht moored at Endeavour Inlet in the Marlborough Sounds following New Year's Eve celebrations.

The parole board met with Watson on December 6 and in a decision released on Thursday said he had "considerably more work to do" to show he no longer posed a risk.

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