Tag: manslaughter

Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

December 15, 2017 | By More
Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

Babysitter Shayal Upashna Sami has been jailed for five years for the manslaughter of a toddler in her care.

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Babysitter manslaughter sentencing

December 15, 2017 | By More
Babysitter manslaughter sentencing

10am sentencing in the High Court for Shayal Upashna Sami, 21, who was convicted on November 13, 2017, at the end of an 11 day trial before Justice Rachel Dunningham and a jury, of the manslaughter of Aaliyah Ashlyn Chand, a 1-year-old she was babysitting. The child died of a head injury in January 2015, […]

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Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

November 13, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

A 21-year-old woman has been found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a toddler in her care, on the 11th day of a trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

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An ‘execution’ in Methland

October 5, 2017 | By More
An ‘execution’ in Methland

A jury took two-and-a-half hours to reject Peter John Carroll’s account of the death of Marcus Luke Tucker – that the assault with a fearsome metal steering lock was just Tucker being taught a lesson.

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Murder trial jury retires

October 5, 2017 | By More
Murder trial jury retires

The jury retired at 11.40am to consider its verdict in the trial of Peter John Carroll, charged with the April 2016 murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose bashed and burnt body was found near Lake Ellesmere.

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Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

October 3, 2017 | By More
Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

Peter John Carroll says he hit Marcus Luke Tucker with a metal steering lock to “address” him using photocopied $100 bills to buy drugs.

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‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

September 27, 2017 | By More
‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

Jury members were told “steel yourselves” as photograph booklets of Marcus Luke Tucker’s bashed and burnt body were handed out on the third day of the murder trial of Peter John Carroll.

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Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

September 26, 2017 | By More
Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

A woman went to pieces as she told the Marcus Luke Tucker murder trial of the sound of her friend screaming for help during the fatal bashing in her bedroom.

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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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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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