Tag: manslaughter

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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Partner killed over ‘trust issues’

July 11, 2017 | By More
Partner killed over ‘trust issues’

A 22-year-old mother-of-three assaulted and then strangled her short-term partner with a computer cord over what she said were “trust issues”, the High Court was told when she admitted manslaughter today.

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Charges over Queenstown mall melee

June 26, 2017 | By More
Charges over Queenstown mall melee

A 24-year-old Christchurch man must pay $3000 to two rivals he bashed unconscious with one punch each in an all-in New Year brawl at a Queenstown mall.

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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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