Archive for October, 2013

‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

October 10, 2013 | By More
‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

A man who imposed a “narking fee” on a witness who had given evidence against him at trial has been jailed for three years six months.

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Woman conned three welfare agencies

October 9, 2013 | By More
Woman conned three welfare agencies

A woman who conned three Government agencies into providing support – including payments for fictitious carers – has been jailed for benefit fraud charges involving $270,000.

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Home detention for meth courier

October 9, 2013 | By More
Home detention for meth courier

A 50-year-old methamphetamine courier caught returning from Wellington admitted possession of the drug for supply and was sentenced to home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.

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23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

October 9, 2013 | By More
23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

The Crown wanted double child killer Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin jailed for his whole life, without parole, but the High Court has chosen to impose a 23-year non-parole term as part of his life sentence.

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Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

October 8, 2013 | By More
Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

A murder-parolee is back in prison serving more of his life sentence after a domestic incident at Kaiapoi in which he threatened his former partner with a hunting knife.

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Defence claims woman’s regret led to rape complaint

October 7, 2013 | By More
Defence claims woman’s regret led to rape complaint

The defence will claim a 19-year-old woman’s rape complaint arose from her view that she was being “disrespected” after having casual sex in the atmosphere of University of Canterbury end-of-term partying.

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Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

October 7, 2013 | By More
Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

A woman who stabbed her partner while he was abusing her was sentenced to seven months’ prison to keep her safe from her partner, her alcoholism, and from people who could supply her with drink.

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Unlawful passport sale admitted

October 7, 2013 | By More
Unlawful passport sale admitted

A Chinese man living in Christchurch has admitted selling his passport which was then used by an imposter to enter Australia from Hong Kong.

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Court hears of man’s ‘explosive rage’

October 7, 2013 | By More
Court hears of man’s ‘explosive rage’

A man struggling with stress after people he knew were killed in the CTV building collapse reacted with explosive rage months later when things went wrong at the airport.

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Burglary accused stays in custody

October 4, 2013 | By More
Burglary accused stays in custody

A man charged with committing seven Bishopdale burglaries was denied bail in the Christchurch District Court today.

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