Archive for October, 2018

Gun offence accused held in custody

October 17, 2018 | By More
Gun offence accused held in custody

Heavy security was in place in court for the appearance of a Selwyn man charged with firearms offences at Darfield on Saturday.

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Guilty verdict in Christmas murder trial

October 16, 2018 | By More
Guilty verdict in Christmas murder trial

A jury has returned a rapid verdict to find Franchesca Kororia Borell guilty of the Christmas Day murder of her partner Hardeep Singh during a domestic row.

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Predator who preyed on teens jailed

October 16, 2018 | By More
Predator who preyed on teens jailed

A Christchurch businessman who preyed sexually on seven young teenagers has been jailed for four years nine months on 11 indecency charges.

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Six-year jail term for attempted murder

October 16, 2018 | By More
Six-year jail term for attempted murder

A woman who stabbed an ex-partner in the chest after a break-up and an epic drinking bout has acknowledged that she needs to “fix” herself while she serves a six-year jail term.

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$895,000 gambling losses cited as tax charges admitted

October 16, 2018 | By More
$895,000 gambling losses cited as tax charges admitted

A Christchurch business owner who lost $895,014 at casinos has now admitted tax evasion charges totalling $900,000.

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Throwing knife ‘less likely’, murder trial told

October 16, 2018 | By More
Throwing knife ‘less likely’, murder trial told

A professor of mechanic engineering says it was “feasible” for Hardeep Singh’s fatal wound to have been inflicted by a stabbing, but a wound from a knife being thrown as “less likely”.

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Father didn’t seek jail time for son who stabbed him

October 13, 2018 | By More
Father didn’t seek jail time for son who stabbed him

A Christchurch father did not seek a jail term for his teenage son who stabbed him five times – and he got his wish.

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No conviction in case that started as sex attack

October 12, 2018 | By More
No conviction in case that started as sex attack

A 19-year-old has been discharged without conviction after a “confused and drunken” episode at a Lincoln University hall that originally led to a sex attack charge.

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Denial on synthetic drugs charge

October 12, 2018 | By More
Denial on synthetic drugs charge

A woman charged with possessing synthetic drugs with intent to supply them – arrested in police raids last week – has pleaded not guilty in the Christchurch District Court.

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Punter named as race-fixing accused

October 12, 2018 | By More
Punter named as race-fixing accused

Punter Graham Henry Beirne is one of the men facing race-fixing charges as part of the Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing scene.

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