Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

November 13, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

A 21-year-old woman has been found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a toddler in her care, on the 11th day of a trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Final sitting at historic court house

November 13, 2017 | By More
Final sitting at historic court house

Family Court judges and former judges, lawyers, and court staff paid tribute to the historic Armagh Street court building at a final sitting ahead of the move to the new Justice and Emergency Service Precinct next week.

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Complainants’ evidence suppressed in doctor trial

November 13, 2017 | By More
Complainants’ evidence suppressed in doctor trial

Evidence from 14 men alleging indecencies by a Christchurch doctor has been suppressed until later in the three-week Christchurch District Court trial.

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Daring burglar undone by investigation

November 12, 2017 | By More
Daring burglar undone by investigation

A daring night time burglar was undone by a fingerprint, a Facebook post, and by failing to change his clothing after an afternoon cafe visit where he scoped out the premises.

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Murder trial jury to continue on Monday

November 10, 2017 | By More
Murder trial jury to continue on Monday

After about six hours of deliberations, the jury in the trial of a babysitter charged with the murder of a toddler has retired for the weekend and will reconvene in the High Court at Christchurch on Monday.

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Guilty verdicts in tail breaking trial

November 10, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in tail breaking trial

Canterbury farmer Carl Ryan McNaught has been urged to get anger management counselling before his sentencing on cow ill-treatment charges in February, or face possible prison or disqualification from farming animals.

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Not guilty plea on West Coast murder charge

November 10, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea on West Coast murder charge

George Sean Warren has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a West Coast woman on October 22, at a video-link appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Man admits raids on hostels

November 9, 2017 | By More
Man admits raids on hostels

Nuisance raids on backpacker hostels around Christchurch have left a 31-year-old burglar in custody and facing a likely jail sentence.

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Red zone chase driver gets home detention

November 9, 2017 | By More
Red zone chase driver gets home detention

Andrew Shaw’s desperate dash through the red zone after a building site burglary has drawn a five-month home detention sentence.

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Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

November 9, 2017 | By More
Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

An accusation of blackmail by the “whistleblower” and main prosecution witness has been made at the Christchurch trial of a dairy farm manager accused of cow ill-treatment.

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