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Court told of armed raid on tinny house

Court told of armed raid on tinny house

A 21-year-old has been granted home detention after admitting his role in the robbery of a cannabis dealer who was bound and shut in a cupboard at a suburban Christchurch tinny house.

December 4, 2013 | By More
Pike River survivor’s descent into drugs

Pike River survivor’s descent into drugs

Surviving the Pike River mine tragedy when so many friends died sent Joshua Murray Jackson into a spiral of drug abuse and dealing that has now led to a four-year six-month jail term.

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

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.

December 4, 2013 | By More
Duty solicitors farewell judge

Duty solicitors farewell judge

Duty solicitors have farewelled Judge David Holderness, on his last sitting day in the Christchurch District Court after 25 years as a judge.

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

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.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Red zone theft accused granted bail

Red zone theft accused granted bail

A 27-year-old red-zone worker charged with thefts, burglaries and receiving stolen property, was granted bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

A Christchurch art dealer has admitted damaging a Peter McIntyre painting he owned and then trying to make a false insurance claim for it.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Workmates treated poison comments as a joke, trial told

Workmates treated poison comments as a joke, trial told

[Updated report of evidence from Day 2] Work colleagues treated rat poison comments by Helen Elizabeth Milner as a joke, the jury was told at her trial on charges of attempting to murder and murdering her 47-year-old husband.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Man admits armed hold-ups

Man admits armed hold-ups

A man admitted armed hold-ups of a service station and a liquor store, and demanding cash at another service station, when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today, on his 21st birthday.

December 2, 2013 | By More
Woman drugged and suffocated husband, Crown claims

Woman drugged and suffocated husband, Crown claims

[Updated report] The Crown alleges a 50-year-old woman was caught out by the web of lies she told when she drugged and probably suffocated her husband and claimed he had committed suicide.

December 2, 2013 | By More

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