Archive for October, 2013

Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

October 31, 2013 | By More
Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

A jury has rejected a 20-year-old’s explanation for how he embedded a knife in the skull of his friend.

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Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

October 31, 2013 | By More
Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

An unpopular Marlborough Sounds fisheries regulation – known as “The Slot” – has gone on trial as a test case in the Christchurch District Court.

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Released sex predator straight back in jail

October 31, 2013 | By More
Released sex predator straight back in jail

An on-line sex predator has lasted just one week after his release from prison on parole before ending up straight back in custody for contacting one of his victims by text message.

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Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.

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Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.

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Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

October 30, 2013 | By More
Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

A woman will have to serve all of a three-year eleven-month jail term imposed as a second-strike sentence for throwing a bucket of scalding water over a fellow inmate at Christchurch Women’s Prison.

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Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

October 30, 2013 | By More
Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.

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Stabbing was ‘like a flinch’, says accused

October 30, 2013 | By More
Stabbing was ‘like a flinch’, says accused

A 20-year-old man says his action in stabbing a knife into the skull of a friend at a party was “more like a flinch”.

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Knife penetration would have needed ‘considerable force’

October 29, 2013 | By More
Knife penetration would have needed ‘considerable force’

A surgeon has assessed that “considerable force” would have been needed to embed a knife into the side of the skull of a man injured at a Christchurch party.

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Man denies dog attack charge

October 29, 2013 | By More
Man denies dog attack charge

A dog owner is pleading not guilty to a charge of owning dogs which attacked and injured an eight-year-old boy.

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