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Neighbourhood clash brings jail time

Neighbourhood clash brings jail time

A neighbourhood clash between a man with former gang connections and a foreign couple has led to confrontation, court appearances, and jail time.

March 31, 2017 | By More
Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

Mixed verdicts in ‘memory’ trial

A sex abuse trial that was said to be about the reliability of memory has ended in a mix of guilty and not guilty verdicts in the Christchurch District Court.

March 30, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in Taylor murder trial

Guilty verdicts in Taylor murder trial

A High Court jury has found Troy Kevin Taylor guilty of the murder and assault of 14-month old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes in July 2015.

March 30, 2017 | By More
Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

A judge says he doubts a shoplifter’s claim that it was coincidence that he had a pair of scissors which he used to lunge at two people who tried to stop him.

March 30, 2017 | By More
Repeat armed robber faces long jail term

Repeat armed robber faces long jail term

A man will serve all of a four-and-a-half year jail term for the knife-point robbery of two Christchurch taxi drivers, which probably netted just over $200.

March 29, 2017 | By More
Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

A fresh warrant has been issued for the arrest of Simone Anne Wright, who is in Australia, and police now believe they know where she is.

March 29, 2017 | By More
Jury to ponder memory evidence at abuse trial

Jury to ponder memory evidence at abuse trial

A jury will soon consider experts’ theories about how memory works as it decides its verdicts in a trial on allegations of historic sexual abuse.

March 29, 2017 | By More
Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

Troy Kevin Taylor has told the jury at his murder trial that his repeated concussion injuries never caused him to lose control or strike the baby he is accused of assaulting and killing.

March 28, 2017 | By More
Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

Injuries to the jaw of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes the day before his death were not consistent with a fall while he was in his cot, a doctor told the sixth day of the murder trial of Troy Kevin Taylor.

March 27, 2017 | By More
Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

A huge fight broke out inside a Christchurch District Court when a 20-year-old accused of murder appeared.

March 27, 2017 | By More

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