Archive for April, 2016

Complicated jail term pronounced ‘cool’

April 29, 2016 | By More
Complicated jail term pronounced ‘cool’

A judge had to “hit the books” to grapple with New Zealand’s three-strikes justice system to work out how to handle additional jail time for an offender already serving a second strike term.

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Man received gear stolen from construction companies

April 29, 2016 | By More
Man received gear stolen from construction companies

A 32-year-old Oxford man who admitted receiving two trailers and tools worth thousands of dollars stolen from two construction companies was sentenced to community detention in the Christchurch District Court.

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Mother discharged on medical treatment charge

April 29, 2016 | By More
Mother discharged on medical treatment charge

A charge of failing to get medical care for her son who later died in hospital has been discharged for Emma Le Fleming Roberts in the Christchurch District Court.

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Sentencing date set for Ashburton WINZ shooter

April 28, 2016 | By More
Sentencing date set for Ashburton WINZ shooter

May 27 has been set for the sentencing of Russell John Tully for the murder of two Ashburton WINZ staff and the attempted murder of a third.

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Suppression lifts on double stabbing accused

April 28, 2016 | By More
Suppression lifts on double stabbing accused

Name suppression has been lifted on a man charged with a double stabbing at New Brighton at the weekend.

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Reserved decision in drone prosecution

April 28, 2016 | By More
Reserved decision in drone prosecution

A judge has reserved his decision on a Civil Aviation Authority prosecution of a Kaiapoi man charged with flying a drone at a fire-fighting scene at Pines Beach in January 2015.

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Long list of charges denied

April 28, 2016 | By More
Long list of charges denied

A Burnham 21-year-old has denied more than 40 charges alleging burglaries and thefts around the Selwyn area and the case is heading for a jury trial.

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Liquor shop manager to repay stolen money

April 28, 2016 | By More
Liquor shop manager to repay stolen money

A judge has opted to let an offender keep working, going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and paying back $13,471 he stole from an employer through his drinking and gambling.

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Court told of prison broomstick assault

April 28, 2016 | By More
Court told of prison broomstick assault

The victim of a brutal broomstick bashing in prison has made a remarkable recovery, and the January assault at Christchurch Men’s Prison may have changed his life.

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Community-based sentence imposed for robbery

April 27, 2016 | By More
Community-based sentence imposed for robbery

A 27-year-old woman has been given a community-based sentence for her part in an aggravated robbery incident between Cust and Pegasus township in December.

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