Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Stabbing accused named

February 27, 2014 | By More
Stabbing accused named

Name suppression has been lifted on a 23-year-old man charged with stabbing another man in the neck in an incident in Spreydon last week.

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Manning murder trial begins closed court sessions

February 27, 2014 | By More
Manning murder trial begins closed court sessions

The Mellory Manning murder trial has begun hearing days of evidence which is suppressed and cannot be reported, and is being heard in a closed court.

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Expectant father begins jail term for stabbing

February 26, 2014 | By More
Expectant father begins jail term for stabbing

Only about a week before the expected birth of his child, Gary Thomas Dufty has begun a three-year jail term for a stabbing that put a workmate in hospital with a perforated bowel.

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Custody remand after Ashburton arrest

February 26, 2014 | By More
Custody remand after Ashburton arrest

An Ashburton man who evaded the police for two weeks before his arrest yesterday on five charges, was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

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‘Complex homicidal assault’ killed Mellory Manning

February 26, 2014 | By More
‘Complex homicidal assault’ killed Mellory Manning

Injuries to Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning show that she was killed in “an extremely sustained and determined assault” that included 10 different blunt force wounds to the head, pathologist Dr Martin Sage told the High Court at Christchurch.

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Fawcett says he lied about being involved in killing

February 25, 2014 | By More
Fawcett says he lied about being involved in killing

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett says pressure, threats, and promises made him tell lies to the police about the death of Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning at the hands of the Mongrel Mob.

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Axe attack on sex worker described at trial

February 25, 2014 | By More
Axe attack on sex worker described at trial

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett tells of a gang member “whacking” sex worker Mellory Manning with a small axe in his seventh interview with the police investigating the case.

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Suppression for stabbing accused

February 22, 2014 | By More
Suppression for stabbing accused

Name suppression has been granted for a 23-year-old charged over a man being stabbed in the neck in Spreydon on Wednesday night.

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Preventive detention may be sought for child sex offender

February 22, 2014 | By More
Preventive detention may be sought for child sex offender

An open-ended preventive detention jail term may be considered for a 36-year-old Timaru man who used a video recorder and cellphone to document much of his sex offending against six children.

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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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