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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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Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

October 31, 2013 | By More
Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

An unpopular Marlborough Sounds fisheries regulation – known as “The Slot” – has gone on trial as a test case in the Christchurch District Court.

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Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

October 30, 2013 | By More
Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.

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Stabbing was ‘like a flinch’, says accused

October 30, 2013 | By More
Stabbing was ‘like a flinch’, says accused

A 20-year-old man says his action in stabbing a knife into the skull of a friend at a party was “more like a flinch”.

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Knife penetration would have needed ‘considerable force’

October 29, 2013 | By More
Knife penetration would have needed ‘considerable force’

A surgeon has assessed that “considerable force” would have been needed to embed a knife into the side of the skull of a man injured at a Christchurch party.

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Ten-year non-parole term for murder at housing complex

October 18, 2013 | By More
Ten-year non-parole term for murder at housing complex

A 59-year-old man has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 10 years for stabbing his neighbour to death with a boning knife at a Christchurch City Council housing complex in Spreydon.

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Fine, disqualification for Allan Hubbard fatal crash

October 16, 2013 | By More
Fine, disqualification for Allan Hubbard fatal crash

Mosgiel man Andrew John Earl has been fined $2500 and disqualified from driving for a year for causing the crash which killed Timaru financier Allan Hubbard and injured his wife Jean.

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Director admits frauds over LWR losses

October 15, 2013 | By More
Director admits frauds over LWR losses

A 66-year-old Christchurch businessman has admitted four representative fraud charges involving about $118 million related to the collapse of textile manufacturer LWR, which was placed in receivership in April 2009.

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Murder trial delayed by anniversary of death

October 11, 2013 | By More
Murder trial delayed by anniversary of death

A murder trial has been delayed by one day so that it does not begin on the one-year anniversary of the alleged victim’s death.

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Man admits role in armed home invasion

October 10, 2013 | By More
Man admits role in armed home invasion

An Avonside man says he was “coerced” into taking part in a Bishopdale home invasion in which the victim was bound with duct tape and put in a cupboard.

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