Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Violent offender suffering anxiety from earlier shooting

November 12, 2013 | By More
Violent offender suffering anxiety from earlier shooting

A man shot in an armed incident many years ago has now been convicted on seven charges involving assaults and threats.

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Fraudster admits forging her own reference

November 11, 2013 | By More
Fraudster admits forging her own reference

A woman who did sex work while on home detention has now admitted forging her own reference letter that was put before a Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Custody remand continues for rape accused

November 11, 2013 | By More
Custody remand continues for rape accused

An 18-year-old youth charged with two rapes has been further remanded in custody without plea until Thursday, at a brief appearance by video-link in the Christchurch District Court.

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Drug rehab course urged for high risk offender

November 9, 2013 | By More
Drug rehab course urged for high risk offender

A woman assessed as a high risk of reoffending has been urged by a judge to attend a drug rehabilitation programme in the North Island during a jail term imposed for meth dealing.

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Driving error in fog caused motorcyclist’s death

November 8, 2013 | By More
Driving error in fog caused motorcyclist’s death

A Swede described as “a highly gifted horsewoman” has been ordered to do 140 hours of community work and pay $2000 to the partner of a motorcyclist she killed through a momentary driving error.

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Prison recall being considered for convicted predator

November 7, 2013 | By More
Prison recall being considered for convicted predator

Sentencing of convicted on-line predator Cameron Stuart Hore for a breach of parole has been put off for three weeks while the Parole Board considers his recall to prison.

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Insanity finding in stabbing murder case

November 7, 2013 | By More
Insanity finding in stabbing murder case

A Spreydon man who killed his partner by wounding her 26 times in a frenzied knife attack has been found not guilty on the grounds of insanity and ordered held in hospital as a special patient.

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Armed robber admits Sideline bar heist

November 6, 2013 | By More
Armed robber admits Sideline bar heist

Dallas Edwards has admitted that he was one of the masked and armed men who robbed the Sideline Bar in Richmond of $4545.

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18-year jail term for child sex abuser

November 6, 2013 | By More
18-year jail term for child sex abuser

Child sex victims of Shane Baylis – jailed for 18 years – have told of their drug use, suicide attempts, and manic depression.

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Home detention sentence imposed for lying to the police

November 6, 2013 | By More
Home detention sentence imposed for lying to the police

A woman has been granted home detention “for merciful reasons” for her second conviction for perverting the course of justice.

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