“It feels like an eternity”
Marita Maharaj discusses her 35-year wait for Kris
Last updated: 6th December 2021
Everything changed for Marita and Kris Maharaj on 16th October 1986, when Kris was wrongfully arrested and charged with the murders of ex-business associate Derek Moo Young and Derek’s son Duane. Following a flawed trial in 1987 that resulted in the death penalty (later changed to life imprisonment), Kris and his lawyers have been fighting to prove his innocence ever since. We spoke to Marita Maharaj about her love story and 35-year wait for her husband.