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Judge concerned about bail reports

Judge concerned about bail reports

A judge has expressed concern about the lack of detail in the latest reports by the Probation Service on people’s suitability for release on electronically monitored bail.

April 18, 2014 | By More
Legal high user tells of detox in custody

Legal high user tells of detox in custody

A teenager using synthetic cannabis and living on the street has gone through a three-month detox – his time in custody on remand.

April 17, 2014 | By More
Manslaughter plea delayed

Manslaughter plea delayed

A plea on a manslaughter charge against a 20-year-old Christchurch man who appeared on remand before the High Court at Christchurch today has been delayed.

April 16, 2014 | By More
Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

Aaron Rhys McDonald has pleaded guilty to the sexual violation and murder of Christchurch caregiver Amy Elizabeth Farrall as part of his South Island rampage last month.

April 16, 2014 | By More
Axe swung in family dispute

Axe swung in family dispute

A teenager swung an axe during a family argument straight after arriving home from his Stopping Violence course.

April 15, 2014 | By More
Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

Depressed by the murder of Amy Elizabeth Farrell who had previously been her caregiver, serial offender Margaret Mabel Dodds says she was trying to commit suicide on the day of her latest arrest for trespass.

April 15, 2014 | By More
Second time attacker has destroyed an eye, jury told

Second time attacker has destroyed an eye, jury told

After convicting Jordan Patrick Isle of an eye-gouging attack, a jury was told it was the second time the violent 23-year-old had destroyed the eye of a victim.

April 11, 2014 | By More
Man says he is too scared to name attacker

Man says he is too scared to name attacker

A man accused of an eye-gouging attack says he did not do it and the real attacker is too scary to name.

April 10, 2014 | By More
Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

A judge has grudgingly allowed one child sex abuse victim to read her statement in court, after the victims had declined a restorative justice meeting where they could have confronted the offender.

April 10, 2014 | By More
Three young red zone offenders jailed

Three young red zone offenders jailed

Three young men were called “mindless idiots” by a judge who jailed them all for burgling and vandalising 11 red zone properties in east Christchurch and setting one alight.

April 9, 2014 | By More

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