Revealed: David Bain's groomsman a double murderer

Newshub can now reveal the identity of the man who committed the brutal murder of Christchurch woman Nicole Tuxford.

Paul Pounamu Tainui, 55, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to sexually violating 27-year-old Ms Tuxford in April 2018. 

Suppressions were lifted when Tainui, formerly known as Paul Russell Wilson, pleaded guilty to the outstanding charge.  

He appeared in the Christchurch District Court in October where he admitted to the cruel murder of Ms Tuxford. 

Nicole Tuxford.
Nicole Tuxford. Photo credit: Supplied

And it is not his first. Tainui tortured and killed 21-year-old Kimberley Schroder on the West Coast in 1994.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for her murder, though on appeal that was reduced to 13 years.

He was never convicted of raping Ms Schroder, instead he claimed the two had consensual sex. 

Wilson served his 15 years and was released on parole in 2011, where three years later he made national headlines again as a groomsman at the wedding of his former cellmate, David Bain.

Wilson appeared before the Parole Board five times before being approved for release in December 2010, and let out on January 2018.

Ms Schroder's family argued for years against his release, believing he would kill again.

More to come.


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