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Waikato Times
October 16 2001

Conviction overturned

Three teenage girls walked out of court today, close to tears, moments after the conviction which sent them to prison last year was overturned.

The trio spent eight months in Mt Eden Women's Prison after one was sentenced to 18 months and two were sentenced to two years on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Today, in the Court of Appeal at Auckland, they heard Justices Robertson, Gault and Salmon overturn a conviction for aggravated robbery.

Krishla Fuataha, 16, Lucy Akatere, 17, and Tania Vini, 17, said it was a "sensational feeling".