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Man admits role in armed home invasion

Man admits role in armed home invasion

An Avonside man says he was “coerced” into taking part in a Bishopdale home invasion in which the victim was bound with duct tape and put in a cupboard.

October 10, 2013 | By More
Child sex offender to get second strike warning

Child sex offender to get second strike warning

A 24-year-old child sex offender faces a rare second strike warning and a long prison term after admitting more charges in the Christchurch District Court today.

October 10, 2013 | By More
‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

A man who imposed a “narking fee” on a witness who had given evidence against him at trial has been jailed for three years six months.

October 10, 2013 | By More
Woman conned three welfare agencies

Woman conned three welfare agencies

A woman who conned three Government agencies into providing support – including payments for fictitious carers – has been jailed for benefit fraud charges involving $270,000.

October 9, 2013 | By More
Home detention for meth courier

Home detention for meth courier

A 50-year-old methamphetamine courier caught returning from Wellington admitted possession of the drug for supply and was sentenced to home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.

October 9, 2013 | By More
23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

The Crown wanted double child killer Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin jailed for his whole life, without parole, but the High Court has chosen to impose a 23-year non-parole term as part of his life sentence.

October 9, 2013 | By More
Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

A murder-parolee is back in prison serving more of his life sentence after a domestic incident at Kaiapoi in which he threatened his former partner with a hunting knife.

October 8, 2013 | By More
Defence claims woman’s regret led to rape complaint

Defence claims woman’s regret led to rape complaint

The defence will claim a 19-year-old woman’s rape complaint arose from her view that she was being “disrespected” after having casual sex in the atmosphere of University of Canterbury end-of-term partying.

October 7, 2013 | By More
Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

Woman gets prison term ‘to keep her safe’

A woman who stabbed her partner while he was abusing her was sentenced to seven months’ prison to keep her safe from her partner, her alcoholism, and from people who could supply her with drink.

October 7, 2013 | By More
Unlawful passport sale admitted

Unlawful passport sale admitted

A Chinese man living in Christchurch has admitted selling his passport which was then used by an imposter to enter Australia from Hong Kong.

October 7, 2013 | By More

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