Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

March 27, 2017 | By More
Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

A huge fight broke out inside a Christchurch District Court when a 20-year-old accused of murder appeared.

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Home detention for Riccarton bus lounge violence

March 24, 2017 | By More
Home detention for Riccarton bus lounge violence

Home detention has been imposed for a five-on-one gang attack in the Riccarton bus lounge.

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Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

March 23, 2017 | By More
Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

A 30-year-old man has admitted his role in a highly organised ram-raid in which $50,000 of merchandise was snatched from a Barrington sports store.

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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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