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Murder accused tells of being ‘haunted’

February 24, 2014 | By More
Murder accused tells of being ‘haunted’

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has spoken to the police about feeling “haunted” after the death of sex worker Mellory Manning. [Updated report]

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Preventive detention may be sought for child sex offender

February 22, 2014 | By More
Preventive detention may be sought for child sex offender

An open-ended preventive detention jail term may be considered for a 36-year-old Timaru man who used a video recorder and cellphone to document much of his sex offending against six children.

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Jail term despite police officer’s intervention

February 21, 2014 | By More
Jail term despite police officer’s intervention

A troubled Amberley man has ended up with a six month jail sentence in spite of the best rehabilitation efforts of the community constable he threatened.

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Helen Milner jailed for at least 17 years for murder

February 20, 2014 | By More
Helen Milner jailed for at least 17 years for murder

Helen Elizabeth Milner has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 17 years for a murder where she poisoned and probably smothered her husband to get his life insurance money. [Full report]

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Crown seeks 18-year non-parole jail term for Helen Milner

February 20, 2014 | By More
Crown seeks 18-year non-parole jail term for Helen Milner

The Crown is asking for a minimum18-year non-parole term as part of Helen Elizabeth Milner’s life prison term for murdering her husband.

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Forged letter caps long criminal career

February 19, 2014 | By More
Forged letter caps long criminal career

A woman who admitted forging her own reference letter for a court sentencing has had another conviction added to her long list of dishonesty offences and 14 months added to her current jail term.

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Sex worker tells of hearing about Mob ‘tax’

February 19, 2014 | By More
Sex worker tells of hearing about Mob ‘tax’

A woman who worked as a prostitute in Manchester Street said she had heard of the Mongrel Mob “taxing” the sex workers although they had never taken money off her.

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Murder accused said Manning was dead when he stabbed her

February 18, 2014 | By More
Murder accused said Manning was dead when he stabbed her

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett said he only stabbed sex worker Mellory Manning once after she had already been beaten up, bashed with an iron bar, and was dead, a witness told the High Court in Christchurch today.

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Court appearance over alleged knife assault

February 17, 2014 | By More
Court appearance over alleged knife assault

A man arrested after allegedly assaulting a young woman with a knife has been remanded into the care of the Hillmorton Hospital

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Authorities struggle to deal with menacing woman

February 14, 2014 | By More
Authorities struggle to deal with menacing woman

Problems continue for the authorities trying to curb the behaviour of a woman who has a history of violence and repeatedly turns up where children are playing.

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