Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Teen’s intent ‘at heart of murder trial’

December 1, 2016 | By More
Teen’s intent ‘at heart of murder trial’

A jury has been told it must focus on the intent of a 16-year-old at the moment he bashed an 87-year-old man over the head with a bottle in his Upper Riccarton home.

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Teenager ‘expected praise’ for home invasion

November 30, 2016 | By More
Teenager ‘expected praise’ for home invasion

A woman told of a teenager coming home with alcohol and electronic items from a “home invasion” and behaving as though she should be proud of him. [Updated report]

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Teenager ‘polite but drugged’ on night of killing

November 30, 2016 | By More
Teenager ‘polite but drugged’ on night of killing

A teenage murder accused appeared “polite but drugged” when he turned up at the Odyssey House rehabilitation centre after killing an elderly Upper Riccarton man in his home. [Updated report]

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Nightmare road-rager reassures his victims

November 29, 2016 | By More
Nightmare road-rager reassures his victims

A road-rager has gone to jail for three years after assuring the five victims he rammed upside down into the Avon River that they have no ongoing reason to be scared of him.

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Talk of hidden safe before fatal encounter

November 29, 2016 | By More
Talk of hidden safe before fatal encounter

Discussion of a hidden safe took place before a night time raid that left an 87-year-old hoarder bashed to death on the floor of his Upper Riccarton home.

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Judge accuses govt of breaching child’s rights

November 28, 2016 | By More
Judge accuses govt of breaching child’s rights

Mothballing of a wing at Christchurch’s youth justice facility has led a judge to accuse the Government of breaching the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Hoarder bashed to death in his home

November 28, 2016 | By More
Hoarder bashed to death in his home

An 87-year-old man – living in a house crammed with hoarded goods – was bashed to death in his Upper Riccarton home by a teenager whose life revolved around getting money to buy synthetic drugs.

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Earthwork company must pay $152,500 for employee’s death

November 25, 2016 | By More
Earthwork company must pay $152,500 for employee’s death

An earthmoving company must pay $152,500 for the death of a Filipino employee in a workshop accident at a northern Southland goldmine.

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Renee Duckmanton murder trial date shifted

November 25, 2016 | By More
Renee Duckmanton murder trial date shifted

The trial of a man accused of the murder of sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton will be the first trial in the Christchurch High Court’s new premises next year.

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Ellesmere murder trial date set

November 25, 2016 | By More
Ellesmere murder trial date set

The High Court trial of two men charged over the bashing and death of Marcus Tucker, whose beaten and burnt body was found near Lake Ellesmere, has been set for May 15.

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