‘Black Widow’s’ son admits drugs and firearm charges

January 26, 2015 | By More


Court House-Sept-2013-05The son “Black Widow” Helen Milner admitted three drugs and firearms charges, after nine other charges were withdrawn in the Christchurch District Court today.

Adam Francis Murray Kearns, 23, pleaded guilty to a representative charge of selling cannabis, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of cannabis.

Kearns is the son of Helen Milner, who is in prison for the murder of her husband Philip James Nisbet, and he had previously told police he had the firearm as his mother had put a hit out against him.

Police told the court they stopped three people leaving Kearns’s address on November 21 after they had bought cannabis from him, and he was arrested when he was leaving the address.

In the wardrobe police found a cut-down single-barrel sawn off shot gun and a 20 litre bucket with bags of dried cannabis and cannabis plant material.

The charges withdrawn in court included possession of utensils for using cannabis, and other selling cannabis charges covered by the representative charge he pleaded guilty to.

Judge Jane Farish remanded Kearns on bail to April 17 for sentencing, and ordered a pre-sentence report and a report to assess his suitability for a home detention sentence.


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