Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Released sex predator straight back in jail

October 31, 2013 | By More
Released sex predator straight back in jail

An on-line sex predator has lasted just one week after his release from prison on parole before ending up straight back in custody for contacting one of his victims by text message.

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Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

October 30, 2013 | By More
Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

A woman will have to serve all of a three-year eleven-month jail term imposed as a second-strike sentence for throwing a bucket of scalding water over a fellow inmate at Christchurch Women’s Prison.

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Stabbing was ‘like a flinch’, says accused

October 30, 2013 | By More
Stabbing was ‘like a flinch’, says accused

A 20-year-old man says his action in stabbing a knife into the skull of a friend at a party was “more like a flinch”.

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Knife penetration would have needed ‘considerable force’

October 29, 2013 | By More
Knife penetration would have needed ‘considerable force’

A surgeon has assessed that “considerable force” would have been needed to embed a knife into the side of the skull of a man injured at a Christchurch party.

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Arrest warrants: Allix Jean Beaurepaire

October 18, 2013 | By More
Arrest warrants: Allix Jean Beaurepaire

Christchurch police are asking for public help to find 23-year-old Allix Jean Beaurepaire, who has warrants out for her arrest.

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Murder trial delayed by anniversary of death

October 11, 2013 | By More
Murder trial delayed by anniversary of death

A murder trial has been delayed by one day so that it does not begin on the one-year anniversary of the alleged victim’s death.

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Man admits role in armed home invasion

October 10, 2013 | By More
Man admits role in armed home invasion

An Avonside man says he was “coerced” into taking part in a Bishopdale home invasion in which the victim was bound with duct tape and put in a cupboard.

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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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