Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Owner apologises for ‘menacing’ dog’s attack on boy

February 16, 2018 | By More
Owner apologises for ‘menacing’ dog’s attack on boy

A man’s heart-felt apology, delivered from the dock at his sentencing, helped to keep him out of prison as the owner of a “menacing” dog that savaged a 10-year-old boy.

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Accused rooftop burglar held in custody

February 16, 2018 | By More
Accused rooftop burglar held in custody

A man accused of being The Tannery’s rooftop burglar has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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Fraudster back in custody on more charges

February 16, 2018 | By More
Fraudster back in custody on more charges

Repeat fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith is back in custody awaiting sentence after admitting four more offences – some of them while on release conditions after her jail term.

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Youth planned mass killing in Christchurch

February 15, 2018 | By More
Youth planned mass killing in Christchurch

A Christchurch teenager who converted to Islam planned to ram a car into a group of people and then stab them until the police killed him, the Christchurch District Court was told at his sentencing.

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Woman tells murder trial of being followed

February 15, 2018 | By More
Woman tells murder trial of being followed

A woman has told of being followed home from work late at night by a car driven by Sainey Marong, about six weeks before he is accused of murdering a sex worker.

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Stealing computers should bring harsher sentences – judge

February 14, 2018 | By More
Stealing computers should bring harsher sentences – judge

Stealing computer gear should be regarded as an aggravating feature at sentencing because of all the financial, personal, and sentimental details people store on them, said a Christchurch judge as he jailed a burglar.

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Online child sex abuse offender jailed

February 14, 2018 | By More
Online child sex abuse offender jailed

The United Nations estimates that 750,000 sexual predators are connected to the Internet at any one time. One offender stood in the dock in Christchurch today before beginning a two-year five-month jail term.

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Alleged wine fraud company in liquidation

February 14, 2018 | By More
Alleged wine fraud company in liquidation

A North Canterbury wine company facing charges alleging fraud concerning wine production, has been placed in liquidation this month.

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Witness list shortens at murder trial

February 13, 2018 | By More
Witness list shortens at murder trial

Appearances by 40 Crown witnesses have been removed from the long list of witnesses to be called at the murder trial of 33-year-old Sainey Marong, after agreement on a document setting out “admitted facts”.

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Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

Internet searches about kidnapping, necrophilia, and whether fire could destroy DNA were found on the cellphone of the man charged with the murder of Christchurch sex worker Rene Larissa Duckmanton, the Crown says.

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