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Woman repeatedly admitted stabbing husband, trial told

Woman repeatedly admitted stabbing husband, trial told

“One stupid thought and I killed him. I loved him. Why did I do it?” said a distressed Lucille Sarah Scollay when she was with police in the hours after she had stabbed her husband to death. [Update: Afternoon proceedings.]

February 12, 2014 | By More
Trial hears of Manchester Street “sex tax”

Trial hears of Manchester Street “sex tax”

A sex worker who gave evidence in a Christchurch High Court murder trial today said there was no trouble with gangs on the streets until a couple of months before Mellory Manning was killed. [Update from afternoon evidence]

February 11, 2014 | By More
Woman stabbed husband to end their ‘stuck’ relationship

Woman stabbed husband to end their ‘stuck’ relationship

Upset about her husband’s mental health issues and the state of their relationship, Lucille Sarah Scollay took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her husband through the heart as he slept. [Update: Afternoon evidence.]

February 11, 2014 | By More
Second Christchurch murder trial begins

Second Christchurch murder trial begins

Evidence from 19 Crown witnesses will be called at the trial of 45-year-old Lucille Sarah Scollay in the High Court at Christchurch on a charge of murdering her husband.

February 11, 2014 | By More
Trial told of fatal attack by mob members

Trial told of fatal attack by mob members

Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett told the police he said “Sieg heil” and barked like a dog along with other Mongrel Mob members during the assault that killed Christchurch sex worker Ngatai Lynette Manning, the Crown says. [Report of opening statements.]

February 10, 2014 | By More
Jury selection begins in Mellory Manning murder trial

Jury selection begins in Mellory Manning murder trial

Jury selection began after 10.30am in the case of Mauha Huatahi Fawcett, who denies the December 2008 murder of Christchurch sex worker Ngatai Lynette Manning.

February 10, 2014 | By More
Couple ‘carried away’ to court

Couple ‘carried away’ to court

A couple charged with getting overly amorous in a park in Hornby ended up in the Christchurch District Court today.

February 7, 2014 | By More
Insanity hearing scheduled over Redwood murder charge

Insanity hearing scheduled over Redwood murder charge

A court hearing to considering a possible insanity finding has been set for a 24-year-old man accused of the murder of another man at a house in Redwood last November.

February 7, 2014 | By More
Restaurant manager to pay back $17,000

Restaurant manager to pay back $17,000

A former restaurant manager of Speights Alehouse in Bealey Avenue has been sentenced for causing the business a loss of nearly $17,000 by manipulating points onto customers’ loyalty cards.

February 5, 2014 | By More
Monitoring ordered over loosening car wheels

Monitoring ordered over loosening car wheels

A judge will regularly monitor an Ashburton man who has admitted loosening the wheelnuts on his ex-girlfriend’s car.

February 5, 2014 | By More

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