Man admits to being part of the Mongrel Mob group that killed another mobster

Codi Wilkinson was fatally attacked by fellow Mongrel Mob members in Ashhurst in September 2019.

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Codi Wilkinson was fatally attacked by fellow Mongrel Mob members in Ashhurst in September 2019.

A Mongrel Mob member has admitted to being part of a group that fatally attacked another mobster and violently assaulted another gang member.

Dean Arthur Alexander Jennings pleaded guilty in Wellington High Court on Friday to participating in the manslaughter of Codi Wilkinson in September 2019.

He also admitted to injuring Wilkinson’s friend Kyle Rowe with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and kidnapping the couple.

Wilkinson was found dead in Bunnythorpe, just outside Palmerston North, two weeks after he and Rowe were attacked in Ashhurst.

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Wilkinson’s injuries were consistent with an attack with a sharp machete-like object.

Jennings, a Mongrel Mob member seen wearing Wilkinson’s gang insignia after the attack, led the assault with fellow mobsters Jeremiah Christopher Su’a, Quentin Joseph Moananui and Mariota Su’a.

Jeremiah Su’a was president of Mongrel Mob Aotearoa Manawatū at the time, with his brother Mariota and Moananui holding leadership positions in the gang.

Rowe and Wilkinson, members of another Mongrel Mob chapter, were attacked after stealing cash and meth from an associate of the Su’a brothers.

Codi Wilkinson was a member of a different Mongrel Mob chapter than the mobsters who killed him.

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Codi Wilkinson was a member of a different Mongrel Mob chapter than the mobsters who killed him.

The Su’a and Moananui brothers were found guilty of various charges in May 2021 after Palmerston North’s longest jury trial.

Jennings’ guilty plea leaves only one person, Jason David Signal, facing a new trial.

Jennings is due to be sentenced in April.

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