Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Woman burglar, arsonist collapses at sentencing

November 6, 2013 | By More
Woman burglar, arsonist collapses at sentencing

A woman sentenced to three years two months prison called out apologies to her family as she was led to the cells, collapsed in the hallway, then sobbed as she was helped to leave court.

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Red zone offenders ‘must expect jail’

November 4, 2013 | By More
Red zone offenders ‘must expect jail’

A 30-year-old red zone burglar was sentenced to nine months prison and refused home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

November 1, 2013 | By More
Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

A man who admitted more child sex charges while a serving prisoner for similar offending was sentenced to an overall 12-year prison sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.

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Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.

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Man denies dog attack charge

October 29, 2013 | By More
Man denies dog attack charge

A dog owner is pleading not guilty to a charge of owning dogs which attacked and injured an eight-year-old boy.

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Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

October 7, 2013 | By More
Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

A woman who stabbed her partner while he was abusing her was sentenced to seven months’ prison to keep her safe from her partner, her alcoholism, and from people who could supply her with drink.

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Court hears of man’s ‘explosive rage’

October 7, 2013 | By More
Court hears of man’s ‘explosive rage’

A man struggling with stress after people he knew were killed in the CTV building collapse reacted with explosive rage months later when things went wrong at the airport.

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Burglary accused stays in custody

October 4, 2013 | By More
Burglary accused stays in custody

A man charged with committing seven Bishopdale burglaries was denied bail in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Bail refused for home invasion accused

October 4, 2013 | By More
Bail refused for home invasion accused

Bail was refused for a 21-year-old charged with an aggravated burglary where the victim of a home invasion was bound with duct tape, then put in a cupboard.

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