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Man says he was pressured into burglaries

Man says he was pressured into burglaries

A man who pleaded guilty to two burglaries said he was pressured into supplying the building materials he stole to settle a debt.

February 24, 2014 | By More
Murder accused tells of being ‘haunted’

Murder accused tells of being ‘haunted’

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has spoken to the police about feeling “haunted” after the death of sex worker Mellory Manning. [Updated report]

February 24, 2014 | By More
Suppression for stabbing accused

Suppression for stabbing accused

Name suppression has been granted for a 23-year-old charged over a man being stabbed in the neck in Spreydon on Wednesday night.

February 22, 2014 | By More
Preventive detention may be sought for child sex offender

Preventive detention may be sought for child sex offender

An open-ended preventive detention jail term may be considered for a 36-year-old Timaru man who used a video recorder and cellphone to document much of his sex offending against six children.

February 22, 2014 | By More
Name suppression lifts on two Rangiora murder accused

Name suppression lifts on two Rangiora murder accused

The High Court has lifted name suppression on two men charged with the murder of a man in Rangiora in September, and the trial date has been set for September 15.

February 21, 2014 | By More
Jail term despite police officer’s intervention

Jail term despite police officer’s intervention

A troubled Amberley man has ended up with a six month jail sentence in spite of the best rehabilitation efforts of the community constable he threatened.

February 21, 2014 | By More
Woman tells of visit by murder accused

Woman tells of visit by murder accused

A woman who said Mauha Huatahi Fawcett turned up at her house for a shower in the early morning of December 19, 2008 – the morning after the murder of sex worker Mellory Manning – described him as sketchy, on edge, and not himself. [Updated report.]

February 20, 2014 | By More
Helen Milner jailed for at least 17 years for murder

Helen Milner jailed for at least 17 years for murder

Helen Elizabeth Milner has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 17 years for a murder where she poisoned and probably smothered her husband to get his life insurance money. [Full report]

February 20, 2014 | By More
Crown seeks 18-year non-parole jail term for Helen Milner

Crown seeks 18-year non-parole jail term for Helen Milner

The Crown is asking for a minimum18-year non-parole term as part of Helen Elizabeth Milner’s life prison term for murdering her husband.

February 20, 2014 | By More
Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

Father-of-two jailed for armed robberies

A 21-year-old father of two young children was sent to prison for five years three months for the armed holdups of two petrol stations, and an attempted robbery at a liquor store.

February 19, 2014 | By More

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