Bailey Junior Kurariki's mother says arrest "might be the best thing" for her son after he failed to appear in court.
Kurariki, 20, one of New Zealand's youngest convicted killers, was due to appear in Manukau District Court yesterday on two charges of indecent assault of a female over 16 and one charge of committing an indecent act.
When he failed to appear by 4pm the judge issued an arrest warrant.
TV3s' Campbell Live presenter John Campbell visited Kurariki's home yesterday, where he spoke to his mother, Lorraine West.
Kurariki had got "all dressed up" for court yesterday morning, Ms West said. When she was told her son may be arrested, she said it "may be the best thing" and that he had been "getting on my nerves".
When she told her son to behave he would say he was nearly 21 and to stop nagging, she said.
"I'm always on at my friends, `Who's got a gun with one bullet?' That's all I'd need, I'd shoot him. I brought him into this world and I'd shoot him."
It's a pretty sad indictment when even your mother wants to shoot you! On a more serious note though, it's probably an insight into a pretty dysfunctional family, and may go some way to explaining why Kurariki seems destined to spend a large proportion of his life behind bars.