Tag: murder

Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

April 20, 2018 | By More
Even darker motive behind sex worker’s murder

An inference could be drawn that Sainey Marong’s murderous plans were related to his unhealthy desire for necrophilia, the Crown said as the 33-year-old faced his sentencing in the High Court.

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Suppression granted for Merivale murder accused

April 9, 2018 | By More
Suppression granted for Merivale murder accused

A 54-year-old Aranui man accused of the murder of a woman in Merivale at the weekend has been granted name suppression at the request of the police, and defence.

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Murder trial delay

February 28, 2018 | By More
Murder trial delay

A change of defence counsel has led to the murder trial of Franchesca Kororia Borell being delayed in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Rapid guilty verdict in Marong murder trial

February 23, 2018 | By More
Rapid guilty verdict in Marong murder trial

A jury took less than an hour to reject Sainey Marong’s defence of self-diagnosed insanity, and convicted him of the murder of a Christchurch sex worker.

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Murder accused tells of sex worker’s death

February 20, 2018 | By More
Murder accused tells of sex worker’s death

Murder accused Sainey Marong has told how he strangled sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton in his car at Templeton to stop her yelling after a dispute.

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Woman tells murder trial of being followed

February 15, 2018 | By More
Woman tells murder trial of being followed

A woman has told of being followed home from work late at night by a car driven by Sainey Marong, about six weeks before he is accused of murdering a sex worker.

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Witness list shortens at murder trial

February 13, 2018 | By More
Witness list shortens at murder trial

Appearances by 40 Crown witnesses have been removed from the long list of witnesses to be called at the murder trial of 33-year-old Sainey Marong, after agreement on a document setting out “admitted facts”.

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Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

Internet searches about kidnapping, necrophilia, and whether fire could destroy DNA were found on the cellphone of the man charged with the murder of Christchurch sex worker Rene Larissa Duckmanton, the Crown says.

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Marong jury trial opens

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong jury trial opens

The Crown will call evidence from about 80 witnesses in the three-week trial of Sainey Marong, accused of the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton.

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Delay for Sumner murder trial

February 9, 2018 | By More
Delay for Sumner murder trial

A new date in September has been set for the High Court trial of three people charge with murder over the death of a man found injured in a Sumner carpark in March 2017.

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