Auckland: The Tongan man who killed mother of two at the suburb of Remuera is now a free man after being cleared of murder on the grounds of insanity.
Tevita Mafi Filo, 25, was suffering from a “complex delusional system” when he attacked jogger Joanne Pert on January 7.
Local residents found the body of the 41-year-old on their lawn about 11am.
A suppression order has prevented publication of how Pert died.
Filo will be detained indefinitely as a special patient at the Mason Clinic, a secure psychiatric unit.
He has schizophrenia and also suffers from end stage renal failure and completes dialysis three times a week.
The court heard on Thurday Filo didn’t believe he had killed “a real live person”.
He believed he lived in an “alternate world” governed by a controller.
“He didn’t believe the individual was dead.”