Archive for June, 2014
After four years of stalking a woman, a 38-year-old man has now been convicted of threatening to abduct her, make her suffer, and then murder her by cutting her throat with a craft knife.
Evidence was overwhelming against a Christchurch landlord, said the judge who today convicted her of 34 fraud charges involving false claims to EQC for emergency quake repairs.
The police have dropped two assault charges against a former South Canterbury police officer but the third charge still may be heading for a judge-alone trial.
Four weeks into the prison hunger strike by Oxford farmer All Means All, a judge will rule tomorrow on whether the prison authorities can intervene to stop his deteriorating health.