Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Man says he was pressured into burglaries

February 24, 2014 | By More
Man says he was pressured into burglaries

A man who pleaded guilty to two burglaries said he was pressured into supplying the building materials he stole to settle a debt.

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Murder accused tells of being ‘haunted’

February 24, 2014 | By More
Murder accused tells of being ‘haunted’

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has spoken to the police about feeling “haunted” after the death of sex worker Mellory Manning. [Updated report]

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Woman tells of visit by murder accused

February 20, 2014 | By More
Woman tells of visit by murder accused

A woman who said Mauha Huatahi Fawcett turned up at her house for a shower in the early morning of December 19, 2008 – the morning after the murder of sex worker Mellory Manning – described him as sketchy, on edge, and not himself. [Updated report.]

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Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

February 19, 2014 | By More
Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

A 21-year-old father of two young children was sent to prison for five years three months for the armed holdups of two petrol stations, and an attempted robbery at a liquor store.

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Murder accused said Manning was dead when he stabbed her

February 18, 2014 | By More
Murder accused said Manning was dead when he stabbed her

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett said he only stabbed sex worker Mellory Manning once after she had already been beaten up, bashed with an iron bar, and was dead, a witness told the High Court in Christchurch today.

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Court appearance over alleged knife assault

February 17, 2014 | By More
Court appearance over alleged knife assault

A man arrested after allegedly assaulting a young woman with a knife has been remanded into the care of the Hillmorton Hospital

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Police tell of retrieving victim’s body from river

February 13, 2014 | By More
Police tell of retrieving victim’s body from river

A detective said he saw a large hole in the right forehead and a small stab wound to the upper chest when he saw the body of sex worker Mellory Manning floating in the Avon River.

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Trial hears of drugs found in murder victim’s body

February 12, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of drugs found in murder victim’s body

Samples from murder victim Ngatai Lynette Manning’s body showed she had methadone in her blood and liver, morphine in her blood, and cannabis in her urine. [Report includes afternoon update]

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Trial hears of Manchester Street “sex tax”

February 11, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of Manchester Street “sex tax”

A sex worker who gave evidence in a Christchurch High Court murder trial today said there was no trouble with gangs on the streets until a couple of months before Mellory Manning was killed. [Update from afternoon evidence]

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Couple ‘carried away’ to court

February 7, 2014 | By More
Couple ‘carried away’ to court

A couple charged with getting overly amorous in a park in Hornby ended up in the Christchurch District Court today.

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