Tag: murder

Murder parolee admits going on the run

June 3, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee admits going on the run

Three months after his release on parole from a life sentence for murder, Dean Raymond Purdy chopped off his electronic ankle bracelet in Dunedin and went on the run.

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Life parolee recalled to prison

May 18, 2018 | By More
Life parolee recalled to prison

Convicted murderer Dean Raymond Purdy has been remanded in custody on charges of breaching his life parole and possession of cannabis, after two weeks on the run from police.

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Greymouth shooting murder admitted

May 4, 2018 | By More
Greymouth shooting murder admitted

A West Coast man has admitted the shooting murder of a woman in Greymouth on October 22, at an unexpected appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Violation of murder victim alleged

April 27, 2018 | By More
Violation of murder victim alleged

A man charged with the murder of a woman in Merivale last month is also facing charges of sexually violating her and taking her car.

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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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