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Armed robbery accused remanded in custody

November 11, 2013 | By More
Armed robbery accused remanded in custody

A 20-year-old man charged with two armed hold-ups of service stations, and a charge of demanding cash with intent to steal it, was remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Custody remand continues for rape accused

November 11, 2013 | By More
Custody remand continues for rape accused

An 18-year-old youth charged with two rapes has been further remanded in custody without plea until Thursday, at a brief appearance by video-link in the Christchurch District Court.

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Driving error in fog caused motorcyclist’s death

November 8, 2013 | By More
Driving error in fog caused motorcyclist’s death

A Swede described as “a highly gifted horsewoman” has been ordered to do 140 hours of community work and pay $2000 to the partner of a motorcyclist she killed through a momentary driving error.

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Insanity finding in stabbing murder case

November 7, 2013 | By More
Insanity finding in stabbing murder case

A Spreydon man who killed his partner by wounding her 26 times in a frenzied knife attack has been found not guilty on the grounds of insanity and ordered held in hospital as a special patient.

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18-year jail term for child sex abuser

November 6, 2013 | By More
18-year jail term for child sex abuser

Child sex victims of Shane Baylis – jailed for 18 years – have told of their drug use, suicide attempts, and manic depression.

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‘Port Hills groper’ admits eight indecencies

November 5, 2013 | By More
‘Port Hills groper’ admits eight indecencies

After months of obstinate denials, the man who became known as “The Port Hills Groper” has admitted his offending, but name suppression continues. [Full report]

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Custody remand on Redwood murder charge

November 4, 2013 | By More
Custody remand on Redwood murder charge

A 24-year-old Redwood man has been remanded in custody on a charge of murdering a man at the home where they both lived.

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Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

November 4, 2013 | By More
Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

Name suppression has been continued for a teenager facing rape charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

November 1, 2013 | By More
Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

A man who admitted more child sex charges while a serving prisoner for similar offending was sentenced to an overall 12-year prison sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

October 31, 2013 | By More
Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

A jury has rejected a 20-year-old’s explanation for how he embedded a knife in the skull of his friend.

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