New Zealand Murderer Phillip John Smith Escapes to Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Phillip John Smith, a convicted child molester and murderer in New Zealand, was let out on temporary leave from prison Thursday, November 6th and immediately used an illegal passport under the name Phillip John Traynor to flee to Chile, and is then believed to have moved on to Brazil.

It is reported that the forty-year-old left Auckland on an LAN Airlines flight to Chile a few hours after getting out on a temporary release from Waikato’s Spring Hill Corrections Facility.

The New Zealand Herald reported yesterday that

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