Tag: Ashburton

Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

July 14, 2017 | By More
Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

A 29-year-old father-of-two has been jailed for four-and-a-half years still not accepting that he caused the drowning death of Arran Gairns when he was threatened and chased during a drugs robbery.

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More charges likely against armed robbery accused

May 11, 2017 | By More
More charges likely against armed robbery accused

Police say more charges are likely against an Ilam man who is now accused of robbing two Canterbury pubs, and a double shooting at Rolleston.

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Christchurch man charged over shooting, robbery

April 20, 2017 | By More
Christchurch man charged over shooting, robbery

A 23-year-old arrested after a double shooting at Rolleston and the armed robbery of the Hotel Ashburton was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon.

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Ashburton man faces sex charges

April 7, 2017 | By More
Ashburton man faces sex charges

A 40-year-old Ashburton man has been granted interim name suppression on seven sex charges.

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Two jailed for Ashburton manslaughter

April 5, 2017 | By More
Two jailed for Ashburton manslaughter

A man and woman convicted by a jury of the manslaughter of  “AJ” Arran Gairns at Ashburton have both been jailed for three years seven months.

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Inmates admit rampage at prison

February 9, 2017 | By More
Inmates admit rampage at prison

Two men with violent histories have admitted causing $6000 damage in the Christchurch Men’s prison, after they refused to go back to their medium-high security cell during a lock-down period.

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Appearance on Ashburton murder charge

September 14, 2016 | By More
Appearance on Ashburton murder charge

A 23-year-old Ashburton man was remanded in custody on a charge of murdering a 25-year-old who was allegedly stabbed to death in the town on Tuesday night.

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WINZ shooter to serve at least 27 years

May 27, 2016 | By More
WINZ shooter to serve at least 27 years

Ashburton WINZ double-murderer Russell John Tully has been jailed for 27 years as part of his life jail term – one of the longest sentences imposed in New Zealand.

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Sentencing date set for Ashburton WINZ shooter

April 28, 2016 | By More
Sentencing date set for Ashburton WINZ shooter

May 27 has been set for the sentencing of Russell John Tully for the murder of two Ashburton WINZ staff and the attempted murder of a third.

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Tully murder trial had ‘false start’

March 10, 2016 | By More
Tully murder trial had ‘false start’

Convicted Ashburton WINZ shooter Russell John Tully interrupted proceedings on the first day of his trial and was removed from the court before the jury panel was replaced completely.

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