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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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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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Woman tells of visit by murder accused

February 20, 2014 | By More
Woman tells of visit by murder accused

A woman who said Mauha Huatahi Fawcett turned up at her house for a shower in the early morning of December 19, 2008 – the morning after the murder of sex worker Mellory Manning – described him as sketchy, on edge, and not himself. [Updated report.]

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Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

February 19, 2014 | By More
Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

A 21-year-old father of two young children was sent to prison for five years three months for the armed holdups of two petrol stations, and an attempted robbery at a liquor store.

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Offenders sentenced for ‘sex-in-the-dark’ deception

February 19, 2014 | By More
Offenders sentenced for ‘sex-in-the-dark’ deception

A rape victim has been criticised by a defence lawyer at the sentencing of the two young men who were found guilty of sexually offending against her.

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Community work term for paintball shooter

February 18, 2014 | By More
Community work term for paintball shooter

A golf coach at Clearwater who was on the receiving end of a paintball barrage will get a letter of apology from the shooter.

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Woman denies robbery-related charges

February 17, 2014 | By More
Woman denies robbery-related charges

A 25-year-old woman is denying two charges related to armed robberies carried out at two Christchurch bars on the night of January 26.

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Manning’s DNA found on knife, trial told

February 17, 2014 | By More
Manning’s DNA found on knife, trial told

DNA that was likely from murder victim “Mellory” Manning was found on a knife retrieved from the Avon River after her body was found, the trial of the man accused of her killing was told in the High Court at Christchurch today. [Updated report]

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Trial heard about a life of despair

February 14, 2014 | By More
Trial heard about a life of despair

Lucille Sarah Scollay wept in court – a model of loneliness, depression, grief – as her murder trial unfolded around her.

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Bail bid dropped for armed robbery accused

February 13, 2014 | By More
Bail bid dropped for armed robbery accused

A man facing charges over armed robberies at two Christchurch bars last month has dropped his bid for release on bail.

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