Archive for February, 2016

Woman tells of attack by ‘calm’ gunman

February 29, 2016 | By More
Woman tells of attack by ‘calm’ gunman

A gunman was “very calm” as he fired the shotgun blast that killed Ashburton WINZ receptionist Peggy Noble, a witness told the High Court in Christchurch. [Updated report]

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Owner agrees to dog’s destruction after attack

February 29, 2016 | By More
Owner agrees to dog’s destruction after attack

The owner of a American pit bull terrier-cross dog who bit him in the hip, then attacked his partner’s arm, agreed to his destruction in the Christchurch District Court.

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Second murder trial outburst by Russell Tully

February 29, 2016 | By More
Second murder trial outburst by Russell Tully

Russell John Tully lasted another three minutes in his double-murder trial before another outburst led to his removal. [Updated report]

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Jail for shoplifter nabbed on social media

February 27, 2016 | By More
Jail for shoplifter nabbed on social media

A 31-year-old Leeston man caught after Gun City posted CCTV video of a shoplifter online has been jailed for more than two years, in the Christchurch District Court.

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Trial told of confrontation after WINZ shootings

February 26, 2016 | By More
Trial told of confrontation after WINZ shootings

A man abused the Ashburton WINZ shooter and chased him as he left after the killing of two women.

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Murder trial hears of distinctive stickers

February 26, 2016 | By More
Murder trial hears of distinctive stickers

An Ashburton print-shop owner has told of making stickers for a tall man in black clothing, riding a mountainbike, and has identified one of the stickers on a shotgun shell produced as an exhibit at the murder trial of Russell John Tully.

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Woman jailed for fraudulent quake claims

February 25, 2016 | By More
Woman jailed for fraudulent quake claims

A woman was described as “cynical, calculated, and manipulative” by a judge who jailed her for fraudulently claiming Red Cross hardship grants after the Christchurch earthquakes.

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Community sentence for street brawl

February 25, 2016 | By More
Community sentence for street brawl

The last man to be dealt with for his part in a Dallington street brawl has received a sentence of community detention and intensive supervision, in the Christchurch District Court.

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Tully removed from murder trial after outburst

February 25, 2016 | By More
Tully removed from murder trial after outburst

Russell John Tully lasted one minute in court before being removed from his own double-murder trial for disrupting the session in the High Court at Christchurch. [Updated report.]

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Murder charge laid

February 24, 2016 | By More
Murder charge laid

A charge of murder has now been laid against a 37-year-old man arrested after an incident on the banks of the Heathcote River on February 12.

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