Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

July 14, 2017 | By More
Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

A 29-year-old father-of-two has been jailed for four-and-a-half years still not accepting that he caused the drowning death of Arran Gairns when he was threatened and chased during a drugs robbery.

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Bashing murder trial date set

July 14, 2017 | By More
Bashing murder trial date set

September 25 has been set for the start of a two-week murder trial for Peter John Carroll, accused of bashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death.

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March date for Christmas day murder trial

July 14, 2017 | By More
March date for Christmas day murder trial

A murder trial for a 22-year-old Christchurch woman charged with stabbing a man to death on Christmas Day has been set for March 2018.

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Apologies continue from burglar-on-camera

July 14, 2017 | By More
Apologies continue from burglar-on-camera

A burglar-caught-on-camera has continued delivering his apologies as he admitted the offending, at a Christchurch District Court appearance.

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Prison bashing victim continued to offend

July 13, 2017 | By More
Prison bashing victim continued to offend

Even a brutal broomstick bashing by another prisoner has not been the incentive that Michael Scott Holdem needed to stop his criminal offending.

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Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

July 13, 2017 | By More
Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

A 23-year-old says he committed a hopeless service station robbery because a gang was threatening to burn down his parents’ home because of a drug debt.

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Child abuse porn offender stays in the community

July 12, 2017 | By More
Child abuse porn offender stays in the community

A judge has kept a 24-year-old child abuse pornography offender out of prison after learning of his struggles with Asperger’s syndrome.

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Woman admits raids on airport luggage

July 11, 2017 | By More
Woman admits raids on airport luggage

A woman has admitted three raids on the luggage carousel at Christchurch Airport, taking bags and contents worth about $4700.

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Partner killed over ‘trust issues’

July 11, 2017 | By More
Partner killed over ‘trust issues’

A 22-year-old mother-of-three assaulted and then strangled her short-term partner with a computer cord over what she said were “trust issues”, the High Court was told when she admitted manslaughter today.

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Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

July 7, 2017 | By More
Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

A Christchurch woman who sneaked a tiny red-eared slider turtle into New Zealand from China now faces sentencing for a breach of the Biosecurity Act.

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