Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Woman in court on murder charge

April 28, 2014 | By More
Woman in court on murder charge

A 22-year-old Bryndwr woman has been granted interim suppression on a murder charge, and the alleged victim also has suppression after the case was called in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Guilty pleas over boyracer incident

April 24, 2014 | By More
Guilty pleas over boyracer incident

The driver at the centre of a high profile boyracer run from the police had only been out of prison for a few weeks at the time.

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Judge repeats criticism of address check system

April 24, 2014 | By More
Judge repeats criticism of address check system

New arrangements for checks on addresses for electronically monitored bail applications have again come under fire from a Christchurch judge who has now decided to release a man charged over an alleged stabbing.

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Judge concerned about bail reports

April 18, 2014 | By More
Judge concerned about bail reports

A judge has expressed concern about the lack of detail in the latest reports by the Probation Service on people’s suitability for release on electronically monitored bail.

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Legal high user tells of detox in custody

April 17, 2014 | By More
Legal high user tells of detox in custody

A teenager using synthetic cannabis and living on the street has gone through a three-month detox – his time in custody on remand.

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Manslaughter plea delayed

April 16, 2014 | By More
Manslaughter plea delayed

A plea on a manslaughter charge against a 20-year-old Christchurch man who appeared on remand before the High Court at Christchurch today has been delayed.

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Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

April 16, 2014 | By More
Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

Aaron Rhys McDonald has pleaded guilty to the sexual violation and murder of Christchurch caregiver Amy Elizabeth Farrall as part of his South Island rampage last month.

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Axe swung in family dispute

April 15, 2014 | By More
Axe swung in family dispute

A teenager swung an axe during a family argument straight after arriving home from his Stopping Violence course.

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Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

April 15, 2014 | By More
Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

Depressed by the murder of Amy Elizabeth Farrell who had previously been her caregiver, serial offender Margaret Mabel Dodds says she was trying to commit suicide on the day of her latest arrest for trespass.

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Second time attacker has destroyed an eye, jury told

April 11, 2014 | By More
Second time attacker has destroyed an eye, jury told

After convicting Jordan Patrick Isle of an eye-gouging attack, a jury was told it was the second time the violent 23-year-old had destroyed the eye of a victim.

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