Author Archive: David Clarkson

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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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Man says he is too scared to name attacker

April 10, 2014 | By More
Man says he is too scared to name attacker

A man accused of an eye-gouging attack says he did not do it and the real attacker is too scary to name.

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Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

April 10, 2014 | By More
Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

A judge has grudgingly allowed one child sex abuse victim to read her statement in court, after the victims had declined a restorative justice meeting where they could have confronted the offender.

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Three young red zone offenders jailed

April 9, 2014 | By More
Three young red zone offenders jailed

Three young men were called “mindless idiots” by a judge who jailed them all for burgling and vandalising 11 red zone properties in east Christchurch and setting one alight.

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Attack victim told of eye ‘popping’

April 9, 2014 | By More
Attack victim told of eye ‘popping’

An Oxford man says he heard a “pop” as a man gouged his right eye during an attack in his bed, a Christchurch District Court assault trial has been told.

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Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

April 9, 2014 | By More
Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

A 28-year-old Avonhead man has been granted a discharge without conviction after his first venture into using a type of synthetic cannabis led to him doing $5271 damage around the neighbourhood.

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