Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Child sex offender to get second strike warning

October 10, 2013 | By More
Child sex offender to get second strike warning

A 24-year-old child sex offender faces a rare second strike warning and a long prison term after admitting more charges in the Christchurch District Court today.

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‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

October 10, 2013 | By More
‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

A man who imposed a “narking fee” on a witness who had given evidence against him at trial has been jailed for three years six months.

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Woman conned three welfare agencies

October 9, 2013 | By More
Woman conned three welfare agencies

A woman who conned three Government agencies into providing support – including payments for fictitious carers – has been jailed for benefit fraud charges involving $270,000.

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Home detention for meth courier

October 9, 2013 | By More
Home detention for meth courier

A 50-year-old methamphetamine courier caught returning from Wellington admitted possession of the drug for supply and was sentenced to home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.

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23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

October 9, 2013 | By More
23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

The Crown wanted double child killer Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin jailed for his whole life, without parole, but the High Court has chosen to impose a 23-year non-parole term as part of his life sentence.

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Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

October 8, 2013 | By More
Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

A murder-parolee is back in prison serving more of his life sentence after a domestic incident at Kaiapoi in which he threatened his former partner with a hunting knife.

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Defence claims woman’s regret led to rape complaint

October 7, 2013 | By More
Defence claims woman’s regret led to rape complaint

The defence will claim a 19-year-old woman’s rape complaint arose from her view that she was being “disrespected” after having casual sex in the atmosphere of University of Canterbury end-of-term partying.

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Unlawful passport sale admitted

October 7, 2013 | By More
Unlawful passport sale admitted

A Chinese man living in Christchurch has admitted selling his passport which was then used by an imposter to enter Australia from Hong Kong.

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Mayhem as Burwood murderer gets minimum 10-year term

October 4, 2013 | By More
Mayhem as Burwood murderer gets minimum 10-year term

Family of a Burwood murder victim were ordered out of court shouting and swearing as the confessed killer was given a 10-year minimum non-parole term as part of his life sentence.

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Not guilty pleas in Rangiora murder case

October 4, 2013 | By More
Not guilty pleas in Rangiora murder case

Name suppression has been continued for two men who have denied charges of murdering Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead last month.

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