Being a privilaged, smart white boy is not a defence or mitigation of any kind.
There is only one thing Weatherston do is to show remorse and its not have his lawyer issue a statment.
UPDATE: Don’t even bother showing up here and nodding wisely saying that the 18 year non parole sentance he got was “reasonable”. Keep that left wing naval gazing softcock crap for kiwiblog. We actually give a shit about protecting society here.