Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Name suppression lifts on two Rangiora murder accused

February 21, 2014 | By More
Name suppression lifts on two Rangiora murder accused

The High Court has lifted name suppression on two men charged with the murder of a man in Rangiora in September, and the trial date has been set for September 15.

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Jail term despite police officer’s intervention

February 21, 2014 | By More
Jail term despite police officer’s intervention

A troubled Amberley man has ended up with a six month jail sentence in spite of the best rehabilitation efforts of the community constable he threatened.

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Helen Milner jailed for at least 17 years for murder

February 20, 2014 | By More
Helen Milner jailed for at least 17 years for murder

Helen Elizabeth Milner has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 17 years for a murder where she poisoned and probably smothered her husband to get his life insurance money. [Full report]

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Crown seeks 18-year non-parole jail term for Helen Milner

February 20, 2014 | By More
Crown seeks 18-year non-parole jail term for Helen Milner

The Crown is asking for a minimum18-year non-parole term as part of Helen Elizabeth Milner’s life prison term for murdering her husband.

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Forged letter caps long criminal career

February 19, 2014 | By More
Forged letter caps long criminal career

A woman who admitted forging her own reference letter for a court sentencing has had another conviction added to her long list of dishonesty offences and 14 months added to her current jail term.

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Offenders sentenced for ‘sex-in-the-dark’ deception

February 19, 2014 | By More
Offenders sentenced for ‘sex-in-the-dark’ deception

A rape victim has been criticised by a defence lawyer at the sentencing of the two young men who were found guilty of sexually offending against her.

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Sex worker tells of hearing about Mob ‘tax’

February 19, 2014 | By More
Sex worker tells of hearing about Mob ‘tax’

A woman who worked as a prostitute in Manchester Street said she had heard of the Mongrel Mob “taxing” the sex workers although they had never taken money off her.

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Community work term for paintball shooter

February 18, 2014 | By More
Community work term for paintball shooter

A golf coach at Clearwater who was on the receiving end of a paintball barrage will get a letter of apology from the shooter.

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Woman denies robbery-related charges

February 17, 2014 | By More
Woman denies robbery-related charges

A 25-year-old woman is denying two charges related to armed robberies carried out at two Christchurch bars on the night of January 26.

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Manning’s DNA found on knife, trial told

February 17, 2014 | By More
Manning’s DNA found on knife, trial told

DNA that was likely from murder victim “Mellory” Manning was found on a knife retrieved from the Avon River after her body was found, the trial of the man accused of her killing was told in the High Court at Christchurch today. [Updated report]

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