Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Authorities struggle to deal with menacing woman

February 14, 2014 | By More
Authorities struggle to deal with menacing woman

Problems continue for the authorities trying to curb the behaviour of a woman who has a history of violence and repeatedly turns up where children are playing.

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Trial heard about a life of despair

February 14, 2014 | By More
Trial heard about a life of despair

Lucille Sarah Scollay wept in court – a model of loneliness, depression, grief – as her murder trial unfolded around her.

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Bail bid dropped for armed robbery accused

February 13, 2014 | By More
Bail bid dropped for armed robbery accused

A man facing charges over armed robberies at two Christchurch bars last month has dropped his bid for release on bail.

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Manslaughter verdict in Louise Scollay trial

February 13, 2014 | By More
Manslaughter verdict in Louise Scollay trial

The family of Guy Christian Scollay say they hold no animosity towards his wife Lucille Sarah Scollay who was found guilty of his manslaughter at her trial this afternoon.

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Judge lifts suppression on teenage blackmailer

February 13, 2014 | By More
Judge lifts suppression on teenage blackmailer

Name suppression has been lifted on a teenager who blackmailed an older man by text messages about their alleged sexual relationship in the days leading up to his suicide.

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Woman repeatedly admitted stabbing husband, trial told

February 12, 2014 | By More
Woman repeatedly admitted stabbing husband, trial told

“One stupid thought and I killed him. I loved him. Why did I do it?” said a distressed Lucille Sarah Scollay when she was with police in the hours after she had stabbed her husband to death. [Update: Afternoon proceedings.]

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Woman stabbed husband to end their ‘stuck’ relationship

February 11, 2014 | By More
Woman stabbed husband to end their ‘stuck’ relationship

Upset about her husband’s mental health issues and the state of their relationship, Lucille Sarah Scollay took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her husband through the heart as he slept. [Update: Afternoon evidence.]

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Second Christchurch murder trial begins

February 11, 2014 | By More
Second Christchurch murder trial begins

Evidence from 19 Crown witnesses will be called at the trial of 45-year-old Lucille Sarah Scollay in the High Court at Christchurch on a charge of murdering her husband.

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Trial told of fatal attack by mob members

February 10, 2014 | By More
Trial told of fatal attack by mob members

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett told the police he said “Sieg heil” and barked like a dog along with other Mongrel Mob members during the assault that killed Christchurch sex worker Ngatai Lynette Manning, the Crown says. [Report of opening statements.]

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Jury selection begins in Mellory Manning murder trial

February 10, 2014 | By More
Jury selection begins in Mellory Manning murder trial

Jury selection began after 10.30am in the case of Mauha Huatahi Fawcett, who denies the December 2008 murder of Christchurch sex worker Ngatai Lynette Manning.

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