Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

December 19, 2013 | By More
Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

A victim of corrupt police officer Gordon Stanley Meyer’s sexual behaviour says she felt “trapped, scared, humiliated, embarrassed and betrayed”.

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Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

December 18, 2013 | By More
Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

The jury will continue its deliberations on Thursday morning in the trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner, accused of murdering her husband.

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Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

December 17, 2013 | By More
Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

Scrap metal yard boss Dean Raymond Crosbie has apologised to the car owners he harmed and has agreed to pay them for their losses totalling $57,034.

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Crown points to contrasting texts on night of death

December 17, 2013 | By More
Crown points to contrasting texts on night of death

Evidence of two contrasting text messages did not support Philip James Nisbet being suicidal at the time of his death, the Crown said in its closing address to the jury on day 12 of the trial of the man’s wife on a charge of murder.

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Decision reserved on McGrath extradition bid

December 17, 2013 | By More
Decision reserved on McGrath extradition bid

A judge has reserved her decision on a further extradition hearing for former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath who faces 252 child sex abuse charges in Australia.

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Man mistaken for skinhead was victim of street bashing

December 16, 2013 | By More
Man mistaken for skinhead was victim of street bashing

A young man with a medical condition that means he cannot grow hair was bullied and bashed by street thugs who mistook him for a skinhead.

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Defence case opens in Helen Milner murder trial

December 16, 2013 | By More
Defence case opens in Helen Milner murder trial

[Updated report] Helen Elizabeth Milner’s defence team is calling four witnesses to provide what they call “balance” after two weeks of Crown evidence alleging she poisoned and suffocated her husband.

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Woman jailed for welfare, housing frauds

December 13, 2013 | By More
Woman jailed for welfare, housing frauds

A 54-year-old woman who ran up Housing Corporation and social welfare frauds totalling $274,591 has been jailed for two years four months, at her Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Misspelling features in murder trial evidence

December 13, 2013 | By More
Misspelling features in murder trial evidence

Police could find no evidence that Philip James Nisbet misspelled always as “allways” as he did on the alleged suicide note that is an exhibit in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Life ‘turns to muck’ for convicted drug conspirator

December 13, 2013 | By More
Life ‘turns to muck’ for convicted drug conspirator

Life had “turned to muck” for a retired dairy farmer who became the financier for a major methamphetamine ring, a judge was told before he jailed the man for three years ten months.

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