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Woman admits her part in axe murder

May 2, 2014 | By More
Woman admits her part in axe murder

A 26-year-old woman stood impassive in the dock as the details of her part in the brutal axe-murder of her mother-in-law in Picton last year were described in the High Court in Christchurch.

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At least 20 years’ jail for Mellory Manning murder

May 1, 2014 | By More
At least 20 years’ jail for Mellory Manning murder

Mongrel Mob gang prospect Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has been jailed for at least 20 years as part of his life sentence for the murder of sex worker Mellory Manning, a killing the Crown described as “barbaric and senseless”.

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Jail term for Operation Nebraska drug offender

May 1, 2014 | By More
Jail term for Operation Nebraska drug offender

A father of two young children has been jailed for three years five months for drug offending that was detected during the police’s Operation Nebraska nationwide investigation.

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Hearing delay for ‘petrol scam’ charges

April 30, 2014 | By More
Hearing delay for ‘petrol scam’ charges

A trial planned for a man accused of a series of petrol scam offences – including some allegedly involving elderly victims – has had to be put off because of a conflict between him and his defence counsel.

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Woman in court on murder charge

April 28, 2014 | By More
Woman in court on murder charge

A 22-year-old Bryndwr woman has been granted interim suppression on a murder charge, and the alleged victim also has suppression after the case was called in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Judge repeats criticism of address check system

April 24, 2014 | By More
Judge repeats criticism of address check system

New arrangements for checks on addresses for electronically monitored bail applications have again come under fire from a Christchurch judge who has now decided to release a man charged over an alleged stabbing.

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Legal high user tells of detox in custody

April 17, 2014 | By More
Legal high user tells of detox in custody

A teenager using synthetic cannabis and living on the street has gone through a three-month detox – his time in custody on remand.

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Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

April 16, 2014 | By More
Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

Aaron Rhys McDonald has pleaded guilty to the sexual violation and murder of Christchurch caregiver Amy Elizabeth Farrall as part of his South Island rampage last month.

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Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

April 15, 2014 | By More
Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

Depressed by the murder of Amy Elizabeth Farrell who had previously been her caregiver, serial offender Margaret Mabel Dodds says she was trying to commit suicide on the day of her latest arrest for trespass.

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Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

April 10, 2014 | By More
Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

A judge has grudgingly allowed one child sex abuse victim to read her statement in court, after the victims had declined a restorative justice meeting where they could have confronted the offender.

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