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Jury shown footage of distraught murder accused

March 23, 2017 | By More
Jury shown footage of distraught murder accused

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day Four: A jury has watched minutes of footage of a distraught Troy Kevin Taylor when he was left alone in a police interview room after being interviewed about the death of toddler Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes in July 2015.

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Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

March 22, 2017 | By More
Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

A second strike offender faces serving all of an eight-year six-month jail term imposed for a string of violent incidents that left his victims cut and bruised.

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Resuscitation attempts could have caused some injuries, trial told

March 22, 2017 | By More
Resuscitation attempts could have caused some injuries, trial told

Troy Kevin Taylor murder trial, day three: Some of the 59 injuries noted on 14-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes could have been caused by the efforts to resuscitate him, a doctor acknowledged on the third day of the trial of Troy Kevin Taylor who is charged with his murder.

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Truck driver’s carelessness caused pile-up, judge rules

March 22, 2017 | By More
Truck driver’s carelessness caused pile-up, judge rules

A judge has ruled that a truck driver’s inattention or misjudgment caused a serious three-vehicle pile-up on Lineside Road, one of the main routes to Rangiora.

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Internet child abuse porn offender found outside school

March 22, 2017 | By More
Internet child abuse porn offender found outside school

A man on home detention for trading child abuse sex videos – including toddlers crying for their mothers as they were abused – is in custody after being found parked in his car outside a school.

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Mother denies causing fatal injuries

March 21, 2017 | By More
Mother denies causing fatal injuries

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2 update: A young mother has rejected a defence accusation that she had harmed her young son and was responsible for the fatal injuries for which Troy Kevin Taylor is on trial for murder.

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Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

March 21, 2017 | By More
Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2: The day after being allegedly assaulted by the man accused of murdering him, 14-month old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes was “pretty much his usual self” during a visit to the doctor.

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High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

March 21, 2017 | By More
High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

Name suppression has lifted on an accomplished con-woman, Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith, after her appeal to the High Court fizzled today.

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Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

March 20, 2017 | By More
Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

The Crown alleges Troy Kevin Taylor “lost it” and caused the injuries that led to the death of the 14-month-old son of his partner in July 2015.

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Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

March 17, 2017 | By More
Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

A judge has ordered the immediate release of an 18-year-old held in solitary detention in the Christchurch Police Station cells for seven days. [Updated report.]

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