Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Bogus gynaecologist jailed for ‘examination’

July 19, 2017 | By More
Bogus gynaecologist jailed for ‘examination’

A homeless man who told a 19-year-old woman he was a specialist gynaecologist has been jailed for four years one month for the “examination” that took place next.

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Gang trial accused was ‘shocked by violence’

July 18, 2017 | By More
Gang trial accused was ‘shocked by violence’

A man who went with Bandidos gang associates to the scene of a multiple stabbing had been “shocked and surprised” when the bloody violence erupted, the defence said at the trial of two Christchurch men.

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Burglar admits setting club on fire

July 14, 2017 | By More
Burglar admits setting club on fire

A burglar has admitted setting fire to the St Albans-Shirley Club – causing $96,000 damage – apparently in an effort to cover his tracks.

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Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

July 14, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

The family of manslaughter victim Corey James Protos was praised for their “dignity and restraint” as they faced the sentencing of the woman who strangled him to death in a domestic violence incident.

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Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

July 14, 2017 | By More
Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

A 29-year-old father-of-two has been jailed for four-and-a-half years still not accepting that he caused the drowning death of Arran Gairns when he was threatened and chased during a drugs robbery.

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Bashing murder trial date set

July 14, 2017 | By More
Bashing murder trial date set

September 25 has been set for the start of a two-week murder trial for Peter John Carroll, accused of bashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death.

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March date for Christmas day murder trial

July 14, 2017 | By More
March date for Christmas day murder trial

A murder trial for a 22-year-old Christchurch woman charged with stabbing a man to death on Christmas Day has been set for March 2018.

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Apologies continue from burglar-on-camera

July 14, 2017 | By More
Apologies continue from burglar-on-camera

A burglar-caught-on-camera has continued delivering his apologies as he admitted the offending, at a Christchurch District Court appearance.

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Prison bashing victim continued to offend

July 13, 2017 | By More
Prison bashing victim continued to offend

Even a brutal broomstick bashing by another prisoner has not been the incentive that Michael Scott Holdem needed to stop his criminal offending.

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Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

July 13, 2017 | By More
Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

A 23-year-old says he committed a hopeless service station robbery because a gang was threatening to burn down his parents’ home because of a drug debt.

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