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Life ‘turns to muck’ for convicted drug conspirator

Life ‘turns to muck’ for convicted drug conspirator

Life had “turned to muck” for a retired dairy farmer who became the financier for a major methamphetamine ring, a judge was told before he jailed the man for three years ten months.

December 13, 2013 | By More
Man denies ‘petrol scam’ offences

Man denies ‘petrol scam’ offences

A man accused of carrying out 10 “petrol scam” offences is denying the charges and has been remanded on bail for a case review hearing in February.

December 13, 2013 | By More
Murder trial told of ‘friendship ring’ purchase

Murder trial told of ‘friendship ring’ purchase

A ring seen on the finger of Helen Elizabeth Milner just over two months after the death of her husband was a “friendship ring”, according to the man who bought it for her.

December 12, 2013 | By More
Symptoms could have been from spider bite, says expert

Symptoms could have been from spider bite, says expert

A defence medical expert has said that symptoms that led to Philip James Nisbet being taken to the hospital a month before his death were more likely to be a spider bite than a sedative overdose.

December 12, 2013 | By More
Judge concerned about effects of second-strike sentence

Judge concerned about effects of second-strike sentence

A judge has expressed concern about a repeat sex offender’s prospect of being released from prison without support or supervision because of the three-strikes system.

December 12, 2013 | By More
Peter Whittall discharged on Pike River charges

Peter Whittall discharged on Pike River charges

Charges against Pike River mine chief executive Peter James Whittall have been dropped, with the prosecution citing difficulties bringing the case to trial.

December 12, 2013 | By More
Court told of fourth note from alleged murder victim

Court told of fourth note from alleged murder victim

Evidence of a fourth note said to be from Philip James Nisbet at the time of his alleged suicide has emerged at the trial of his wife who is accused of murdering him.

December 11, 2013 | By More
$11,000 penalty for bringing in scorpions

$11,000 penalty for bringing in scorpions

[Full report] Sydney resident Iszac William Walters will have to pay fines and costs totalling $11,000 for his “downright stupid and irresponsible” actions in bringing live scorpions into New Zealand from Australia.

December 11, 2013 | By More
Blackmailer worried that ‘people will think I’m evil’

Blackmailer worried that ‘people will think I’m evil’

A 19-year-old woman will have to wait a little longer to find out if she will be publicly named for a blackmail incident that ended with the suicide of the victim.

December 11, 2013 | By More
Police ‘taste test’ on food laced with pills

Police ‘taste test’ on food laced with pills

A detective constable conducted a blind taste test on pork stir fry laced with the drug Phenergan as part of the preparations for the case against murder accused Helen Elizabeth Milner.

December 11, 2013 | By More

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