Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Murder trial told of engagement ring purchase

December 5, 2013 | By More
Murder trial told of engagement ring purchase

Two months after the death of her husband, Helen Elizabeth Milner was recorded as buying an engagement ring for $2299 at a Christchurch jewellery store, the fourth day of her murder trial has been told.

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Alleged victim noted as anxious and ‘terrified’ during hospital visits

December 5, 2013 | By More
Alleged victim noted as anxious and ‘terrified’ during hospital visits

[Updated report] Alleged murder victim Phillip James Nisbet appeared anxious and “terrified that he was incredibly unwell” doctors noted when he was taken to Christchurch Hospital on the day his wife is accused of attempting to murder him by poison.

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Murder trial hears of psychic’s ‘message’

December 4, 2013 | By More
Murder trial hears of psychic’s ‘message’

A message from a psychic medium figured in the third afternoon’s evidence at the murder trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Court told of armed raid on tinny house

December 4, 2013 | By More
Court told of armed raid on tinny house

A 21-year-old has been granted home detention after admitting his role in the robbery of a cannabis dealer who was bound and shut in a cupboard at a suburban Christchurch tinny house.

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Pike River survivor’s descent into drugs

December 4, 2013 | By More
Pike River survivor’s descent into drugs

Surviving the Pike River mine tragedy when so many friends died sent Joshua Murray Jackson into a spiral of drug abuse and dealing that has now led to a four-year six-month jail term.

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Murder accused was nicknamed ‘The Black Widow’

December 4, 2013 | By More
Murder accused was nicknamed ‘The Black Widow’

Workmates nicknamed Helen Elizabeth Milner “The Black Widow” after she asked about access to rat poison, the third day of her murder trial was told in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Duty solicitors farewell judge

December 3, 2013 | By More
Duty solicitors farewell judge

Duty solicitors have farewelled Judge David Holderness, on his last sitting day in the Christchurch District Court after 25 years as a judge.

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Officer tells of murder accused getting ‘suicide’ text

December 3, 2013 | By More
Officer tells of murder accused getting ‘suicide’ text

A police officer said Helen Elizabeth Milner was hysterical after turning on her cellphone and received a suicide note text message from her husband who had been found dead in his bed.

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Red zone theft accused granted bail

December 3, 2013 | By More
Red zone theft accused granted bail

A 27-year-old red-zone worker charged with thefts, burglaries and receiving stolen property, was granted bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

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Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

December 3, 2013 | By More
Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

A Christchurch art dealer has admitted damaging a Peter McIntyre painting he owned and then trying to make a false insurance claim for it.

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