Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Repeat armed robber faces long jail term

March 29, 2017 | By More
Repeat armed robber faces long jail term

A man will serve all of a four-and-a-half year jail term for the knife-point robbery of two Christchurch taxi drivers, which probably netted just over $200.

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Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

March 29, 2017 | By More
Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

A fresh warrant has been issued for the arrest of Simone Anne Wright, who is in Australia, and police now believe they know where she is.

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Jury to ponder memory evidence at abuse trial

March 29, 2017 | By More
Jury to ponder memory evidence at abuse trial

A jury will soon consider experts’ theories about how memory works as it decides its verdicts in a trial on allegations of historic sexual abuse.

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Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

March 28, 2017 | By More
Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

Troy Kevin Taylor has told the jury at his murder trial that his repeated concussion injuries never caused him to lose control or strike the baby he is accused of assaulting and killing.

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Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

March 27, 2017 | By More
Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

Injuries to the jaw of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes the day before his death were not consistent with a fall while he was in his cot, a doctor told the sixth day of the murder trial of Troy Kevin Taylor.

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Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

March 27, 2017 | By More
Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

A huge fight broke out inside a Christchurch District Court when a 20-year-old accused of murder appeared.

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Home detention for Riccarton bus lounge violence

March 24, 2017 | By More
Home detention for Riccarton bus lounge violence

Home detention has been imposed for a five-on-one gang attack in the Riccarton bus lounge.

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Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

March 23, 2017 | By More
Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

A 30-year-old man has admitted his role in a highly organised ram-raid in which $50,000 of merchandise was snatched from a Barrington sports store.

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Jury shown footage of distraught murder accused

March 23, 2017 | By More
Jury shown footage of distraught murder accused

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day Four: A jury has watched minutes of footage of a distraught Troy Kevin Taylor when he was left alone in a police interview room after being interviewed about the death of toddler Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes in July 2015.

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Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

March 22, 2017 | By More
Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

A second strike offender faces serving all of an eight-year six-month jail term imposed for a string of violent incidents that left his victims cut and bruised.

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