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Jason Craig Mackrell
Jason Craig Mackrell, 28, sickness beneficiary, was found guilty of raping, sodomising and murdering Catherine Croster, 78, in her Carter's Street home in Christchurch on February 24 1997. He was also found guilty of raping a 77 year-old woman, on July 7, 1995.
Mackrell pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Miss Croster's body was found under a pile of rubbish in her garage. In a videotaped interview with police, Mackrell admitted assaulting Croster in her garage and hitting her on the head with her walking cane and a tin of paint. H
Forensic psychiatrist, Dr Peter Miller, believed that a family history of manic depressive illness was a reason for Mackrell's actions.
e then raped and sodomised her.

Forensic psychiatrist Dr Peter Miller, believed that a family history of manic depressive illness was a reason for Mackrell's actions.

Mackrell was sentenced to life imprisonment on October 15,1997 and is in Christchurch's Paparua Prison.


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On February 24,1997, Mackrell murdered a 78 year old widow.

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