Media release re Juliana Herrera

The New Zealand Parole Board extends its profound sympathy to the family and friends of Juliana Cayena Bonilla Herrera.

This is a serious and dreadful tragedy.  Our thoughts are with family and friends – to whom we give our heartful condolences and support.

I have commissioned an independent review into the New Zealand Parole Board’s decision to release Joseph Brider. It will consider all of the evidence the Board based its decision on.

While the review remains ongoing and this matter remains subject to Court proceedings, we are unable to provide any further information at this time.

Sir Ron Young, Chair  -  New Zealand Parole Board
9 September 2022