Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Talks continue on forfeiture of steroid dealer’s assets

September 3, 2014 | By More
Talks continue on forfeiture of steroid dealer’s assets

Settlement negotiations are continuing for seizure of the assets of jailed steroids dealer Phillip James Musson.

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Mistrial declared at robbery hearing

September 2, 2014 | By More
Mistrial declared at robbery hearing

A mistrial has been declared on the second day of a robbery trial before a Christchurch District Court jury.

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Appearance by double-murder accused

September 2, 2014 | By More
Appearance by double-murder accused

Ashburton double murder accused Russell John Tully stood quietly in the dock for an appearance at the Christchurch District Court, a day after being the alleged subject of a day-long manhunt.

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Blood was lubricant to steal rings, Crown claims

September 1, 2014 | By More
Blood was lubricant to steal rings, Crown claims

Blood was used as lubricant to get two silver swastika rings off a man’s fingers in a robbery, the Crown alleged at the start of a Christchurch District Court trial.

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December 1 set for McGrath extradition review

August 29, 2014 | By More
December 1 set for McGrath extradition review

December 1 has been set for the hearing of a judicial review into the decision to extradite former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath to Australia to face hundreds of child sex abuse charges.

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Remand for restaurant burglary accused

August 29, 2014 | By More
Remand for restaurant burglary accused

A registrar’s remand has been granted to a Christchurch man charged with burglary over an alleged vandalism incident at a container restaurant in Bealey Avenue.

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Acquittal in blackmail-for-sex trial

August 28, 2014 | By More
Acquittal in blackmail-for-sex trial

A Christchurch man has been acquitted on all charges at the end of a four-day blackmail-for-sex trial in the High Court.

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Rethink for violent offender after month in custody

August 28, 2014 | By More
Rethink for violent offender after month in custody

A month in custody has brought an attitude rethink for violent offender Norton Lindsay Adams but he has still been given a 17-month jail term for his surprise assault on a police officer.

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Man admits assaults on elderly couple

August 28, 2014 | By More
Man admits assaults on elderly couple

Four days after his jury trial began, Douglas James Archer has pleaded guilty to serious assaults on his mother and stepfather at their St Martins home.

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Suppression clamp at murder sentencing

August 28, 2014 | By More
Suppression clamp at murder sentencing

Almost all details have been suppressed about the victims of Aaron Rhys McDonald and their families, at the sentencing where the 39-year-old was jailed for life for murder with a non-parole term of 21 years.

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