Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Violation of murder victim alleged

April 27, 2018 | By More
Violation of murder victim alleged

A man charged with the murder of a woman in Merivale last month is also facing charges of sexually violating her and taking her car.

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73 bruises and strangling in 3-hour assault

April 26, 2018 | By More
73 bruises and strangling in 3-hour assault

A woman was left with 73 bruises after a three-hour assault by Justin Matthew McAllister that included strangling her unconscious with a rope.

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Judges move to speed up cases

April 24, 2018 | By More
Judges move to speed up cases

Memo Christchurch offenders: Failing to take your court dates seriously is likely to buy you time in the cells.

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Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

April 20, 2018 | By More
Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

An inference could be drawn that Sainey Marong’s murderous plans were related to his unhealthy desire for necrophilia, the Crown said as the 33-year-old faced his sentencing in the High Court.

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Indefinite prison for violent sex offender

April 19, 2018 | By More
Indefinite prison for violent sex offender

One of sex offender Brent William Charlton’s treatment sessions had to be stopped when he incorporated the female psychologist into a sadistic fantasy.

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Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

April 19, 2018 | By More
Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

Christchurch’s new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is a “magnificent achievement” says the President of the Court of Appeal, but he hopes the concept will never be repeated.

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Jail term begins with $1.5m unpaid tax bill

April 18, 2018 | By More
Jail term begins with $1.5m unpaid tax bill

A businessman who admitted 44 charges is now bankrupt and cannot pay any of the $1.5 million of unpaid tax.

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CYFS carer jailed for 12 years for child sex assaults

April 18, 2018 | By More
CYFS carer jailed for 12 years for child sex assaults

“I hate you and I hope you burn in hell,” a sex abuse victim told former CYFS caregiver Rex Lawrence Wilson before the 64-year-old was jailed for 12 years.

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Supervision for ‘scummy’ Christmas burglary

April 18, 2018 | By More
Supervision for ‘scummy’ Christmas burglary

A soon-to-be teen dad has been granted supervision for a Christmas Day burglary that a judge described as “scummy”.

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Supervised golf for youth who planned terrorist attack

April 17, 2018 | By More
Supervised golf for youth who planned terrorist attack

Life is feeling more positive – and golf is providing an outlet – for a teenager who once planned to commit a terrorist style attack in Christchurch.

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