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Suicide note signature ‘did not look right’, trial told

December 10, 2013 | By More
Suicide note signature ‘did not look right’, trial told

A handwritten signature on a suicide note did not look the signature of Philip James Nisbet, his son said in evidence on the seventh day of the trial of Mr Nisbet’s wife who is charged with murdering him.

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Son tells of talk of murder by accused

December 9, 2013 | By More
Son tells of talk of murder by accused

[Updated Report] Helen Elizabeth Milner’s son says he found her one night crushing up powder after she had spoken repeatedly of wanting to “get rid” of her husband and talked about ways she could do it.

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Excavator taken as a dare

December 9, 2013 | By More
Excavator taken as a dare

An 18-year-old drunk-driver who used a pair of scissors to start an excavator for a dare has been told by a judge that he needs to “grow up”.

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Huge bill for ‘broke’ tours promoter

December 6, 2013 | By More
Huge bill for ‘broke’ tours promoter

A man who says he has $4.50 in the bank has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay $26,368 back to the customers he cheated with his Elton John concert travel arrangements.

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Difficult repeat offender admits trespass

December 6, 2013 | By More
Difficult repeat offender admits trespass

A difficult woman with a long criminal history has been convicted and discharged without penalty for trespassing at a shopping centre where she says she went in out of the cold.

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Murder trial told of engagement ring purchase

December 5, 2013 | By More
Murder trial told of engagement ring purchase

Two months after the death of her husband, Helen Elizabeth Milner was recorded as buying an engagement ring for $2299 at a Christchurch jewellery store, the fourth day of her murder trial has been told.

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Alleged victim noted as anxious and ‘terrified’ during hospital visits

December 5, 2013 | By More
Alleged victim noted as anxious and ‘terrified’ during hospital visits

[Updated report] Alleged murder victim Phillip James Nisbet appeared anxious and “terrified that he was incredibly unwell” doctors noted when he was taken to Christchurch Hospital on the day his wife is accused of attempting to murder him by poison.

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Murder trial hears of psychic’s ‘message’

December 4, 2013 | By More
Murder trial hears of psychic’s ‘message’

A message from a psychic medium figured in the third afternoon’s evidence at the murder trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Murder accused was nicknamed ‘The Black Widow’

December 4, 2013 | By More
Murder accused was nicknamed ‘The Black Widow’

Workmates nicknamed Helen Elizabeth Milner “The Black Widow” after she asked about access to rat poison, the third day of her murder trial was told in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Officer tells of murder accused getting ‘suicide’ text

December 3, 2013 | By More
Officer tells of murder accused getting ‘suicide’ text

A police officer said Helen Elizabeth Milner was hysterical after turning on her cellphone and received a suicide note text message from her husband who had been found dead in his bed.

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