Author Archive: David Clarkson

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High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

March 21, 2017 | By More
High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

Name suppression has lifted on an accomplished con-woman, Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith, after her appeal to the High Court fizzled today.

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Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

March 20, 2017 | By More
Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

The Crown alleges Troy Kevin Taylor “lost it” and caused the injuries that led to the death of the 14-month-old son of his partner in July 2015.

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Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

March 17, 2017 | By More
Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

A judge has ordered the immediate release of an 18-year-old held in solitary detention in the Christchurch Police Station cells for seven days. [Updated report.]

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Court hears ‘powerful’ statement from double rape victim

March 16, 2017 | By More
Court hears ‘powerful’ statement from double rape victim

“I hate being a victim,” a 16-year-old girl wrote in her powerful victim impact statement two years after being raped twice by Corey David Fowler.

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Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

March 16, 2017 | By More
Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

An 18-year-old faces an estimated $25,000 damage bill after crashing into the Tahunanui Store in Nelson while he was drink-driving.

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Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

March 16, 2017 | By More
Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

A judge has warned a 36-year-old woman with a significant criminal history: “You are not getting any younger and the sentences won’t get any shorter.”

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Intruder accessed porn sites

March 16, 2017 | By More
Intruder accessed porn sites

A man described as being “very religious”, who got inside a closed fitness centre at Eastgate, ate chocolates and got onto a computer where he logged onto Facebook and viewed pornographic websites.

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Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

March 16, 2017 | By More
Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

A judge has questioned the “reliability” of community work sentences after hearing about the struggles of a North Canterbury man to get a 300-hour sentence done.

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Criminal group charge denied

March 16, 2017 | By More
Criminal group charge denied

An Avondale man has denied a drugs charge and a charge of being involved in an organised criminal group arising from police raids on Rebels MC gang premises in Christchurch.

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‘Wrestling in the mud’

March 15, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”

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