Archive for August, 2014

December 1 set for McGrath extradition review

August 29, 2014 | By More
December 1 set for McGrath extradition review

December 1 has been set for the hearing of a judicial review into the decision to extradite former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath to Australia to face hundreds of child sex abuse charges.

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Remand for restaurant burglary accused

August 29, 2014 | By More
Remand for restaurant burglary accused

A registrar’s remand has been granted to a Christchurch man charged with burglary over an alleged vandalism incident at a container restaurant in Bealey Avenue.

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Acquittal in blackmail-for-sex trial

August 28, 2014 | By More
Acquittal in blackmail-for-sex trial

A Christchurch man has been acquitted on all charges at the end of a four-day blackmail-for-sex trial in the High Court.

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Rethink for violent offender after month in custody

August 28, 2014 | By More
Rethink for violent offender after month in custody

A month in custody has brought an attitude rethink for violent offender Norton Lindsay Adams but he has still been given a 17-month jail term for his surprise assault on a police officer.

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Man admits assaults on elderly couple

August 28, 2014 | By More
Man admits assaults on elderly couple

Four days after his jury trial began, Douglas James Archer has pleaded guilty to serious assaults on his mother and stepfather at their St Martins home.

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Suppression clamp at murder sentencing

August 28, 2014 | By More
Suppression clamp at murder sentencing

Almost all details have been suppressed about the victims of Aaron Rhys McDonald and their families, at the sentencing where the 39-year-old was jailed for life for murder with a non-parole term of 21 years.

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‘Rangatira’ begins jail term

August 27, 2014 | By More
‘Rangatira’ begins jail term

A mother has pleaded in court for her son to be allowed to return to his whanau as “Rangatira” now that his father, South Island Black Power gang president Ardie Beazley, has died.

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Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

August 26, 2014 | By More
Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.

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Assault accused sliced own neck, trial told

August 26, 2014 | By More
Assault accused sliced own neck, trial told

Assault accused Douglas James Archer cut his own neck with a craft knife when he was approached by police in Linwood Park four days after his mother and stepfather were allegedly attacked.

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Court told of on-line exchanges before sex incidents

August 26, 2014 | By More
Court told of on-line exchanges before sex incidents

A lawyer has dissected the on-line exchanges that led up to two sexual incidents that are now the subject of a blackmail-for-sex trial in the Christchurch High Court.

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