Archive for April, 2018

Judges move to speed up cases

April 24, 2018 | By More
Judges move to speed up cases

Memo Christchurch offenders: Failing to take your court dates seriously is likely to buy you time in the cells.

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Online cheater jailed

April 20, 2018 | By More
Online cheater jailed

An online cheat was jailed for 19 months on 34 charges of using various internet auction sites to sell mobile phones and a laptop computer which she did not have.

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Custody remand for park attack accused

April 20, 2018 | By More
Custody remand for park attack accused

An 18-year-old who allegedly attacked a woman in Hagley Park last night will stay in custody while a legal aid application is processed.

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Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

April 20, 2018 | By More
Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

An inference could be drawn that Sainey Marong’s murderous plans were related to his unhealthy desire for necrophilia, the Crown said as the 33-year-old faced his sentencing in the High Court.

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Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

April 19, 2018 | By More
Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

An unemployed Christchurch man pleaded guilty to four charges of importing methamphetamine and ecstasy by mail during May and June 2016.

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Indefinite prison for violent sex offender

April 19, 2018 | By More
Indefinite prison for violent sex offender

One of sex offender Brent William Charlton’s treatment sessions had to be stopped when he incorporated the female psychologist into a sadistic fantasy.

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Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

April 19, 2018 | By More
Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

Christchurch’s new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is a “magnificent achievement” says the President of the Court of Appeal, but he hopes the concept will never be repeated.

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Jail term begins with $1.5m unpaid tax bill

April 18, 2018 | By More
Jail term begins with $1.5m unpaid tax bill

A businessman who admitted 44 charges is now bankrupt and cannot pay any of the $1.5 million of unpaid tax.

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Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

April 18, 2018 | By More
Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

Householders who were victims of a serial wheelie-bin arsonist will all get $400 payments for emotional harm reparations.

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CYFS carer jailed for 12 years for child sex assaults

April 18, 2018 | By More
CYFS carer jailed for 12 years for child sex assaults

“I hate you and I hope you burn in hell,” a sex abuse victim told former CYFS caregiver Rex Lawrence Wilson before the 64-year-old was jailed for 12 years.

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