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High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

Name suppression has lifted on an accomplished con-woman, Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith, after her appeal to the High Court fizzled today.

March 21, 2017 | By More
Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

A man who says two women have wrongly remembered alleged sexual indecencies over a decade ago, is on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

March 20, 2017 | By More
Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

The Crown alleges Troy Kevin Taylor “lost it” and caused the injuries that led to the death of the 14-month-old son of his partner in July 2015.

March 20, 2017 | By More
Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

A judge has ordered the immediate release of an 18-year-old held in solitary detention in the Christchurch Police Station cells for seven days. [Updated report.]

March 17, 2017 | By More
Court hears ‘powerful’ statement from double rape victim

Court hears ‘powerful’ statement from double rape victim

“I hate being a victim,” a 16-year-old girl wrote in her powerful victim impact statement two years after being raped twice by Corey David Fowler.

March 16, 2017 | By More
Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

An 18-year-old faces an estimated $25,000 damage bill after crashing into the Tahunanui Store in Nelson while he was drink-driving.

March 16, 2017 | By More
Teen in custody for overbridge bashing

Teen in custody for overbridge bashing

A teenager has admitted head butting and then kicking a 53-year-old in the head after he fell to the ground, causing injuries including a fractured skull and brain haemorrhage.

March 16, 2017 | By More
Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

A judge has warned a 36-year-old woman with a significant criminal history: “You are not getting any younger and the sentences won’t get any shorter.”

March 16, 2017 | By More
Intruder accessed porn sites

Intruder accessed porn sites

A man described as being “very religious”, who got inside a closed fitness centre at Eastgate, ate chocolates and got onto a computer where he logged onto Facebook and viewed pornographic websites.

March 16, 2017 | By More
Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

A judge has questioned the “reliability” of community work sentences after hearing about the struggles of a North Canterbury man to get a 300-hour sentence done.

March 16, 2017 | By More

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