Tag: domestic violence

Jury convicts man over shotgun blast

September 6, 2018 | By More
Jury convicts man over shotgun blast

A jury has rejected a Loburn man’s claim that the shotgun blast that felled his ex-partner was an accident.

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Loburn man insists he called 111 after shooting

September 5, 2018 | By More
Loburn man insists he called 111 after shooting

Loburn man Luke Adam Nickless is adamant that he phoned 111 after he says a shotgun went off accidentally in his hands, shooting his ex-partner in the leg.

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Shooter says he didn’t know gun was loaded

September 4, 2018 | By More
Shooter says he didn’t know gun was loaded

Soon after shooting his ex-partner in the leg with a shotgun, a Loburn man told both his neighbour and a police constable: “I didn’t know the gun was loaded.”

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Woman pleaded to live after shooting

September 3, 2018 | By More
Woman pleaded to live after shooting

A woman says she pleaded for her life after her ex-partner shot her in the leg at close range with a pump action shotgun in front of her two children.

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Scribe’s liberty circumscribed

August 29, 2018 | By More
Scribe’s liberty circumscribed

A series of bail breaches has led to hip-hop and rap artist Scribe being remanded in custody for the next month.

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Power grinder threat during domestic violence

January 19, 2018 | By More
Power grinder threat during domestic violence

A man threatened to rip off a woman’s face with a power grinder he had plugged in in her bedroom during nine nightmare days of domestic violence, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Frying pan allegedly used in bashing

January 18, 2018 | By More
Frying pan allegedly used in bashing

Police allege a woman was strangled and bashed with a frying pan in a domestic assault which has led to a man being refused bail in a hearing at the Christchurch District Court.

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Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

July 14, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

The family of manslaughter victim Corey James Protos was praised for their “dignity and restraint” as they faced the sentencing of the woman who strangled him to death in a domestic violence incident.

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Prison bashing victim continued to offend

July 13, 2017 | By More
Prison bashing victim continued to offend

Even a brutal broomstick bashing by another prisoner has not been the incentive that Michael Scott Holdem needed to stop his criminal offending.

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Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death now a ‘low risk’

December 19, 2016 | By More
Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death now a ‘low risk’

Tania Gaye Hopping – once known as Tania Witika and jailed for the manslaughter of her daughter – is now seen as a low risk offender.

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