Tag: murder

Christmas Day murder denied

April 12, 2017 | By More
Christmas Day murder denied

A case review hearing is scheduled in the High Court for Franchesca Kororia Borell, 22, of Cashmere, who is charged with the murder of 25-year-old Hardeep Singh in an alleged stabbing on Christmas Day, 2016. Singh died in hospital two days later. Borell pleaded not guilty to the murder charge at an appearance in the […]

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Guilty verdicts in Taylor murder trial

March 30, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in Taylor murder trial

A High Court jury has found Troy Kevin Taylor guilty of the murder and assault of 14-month old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes in July 2015.

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Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

March 28, 2017 | By More
Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

Troy Kevin Taylor has told the jury at his murder trial that his repeated concussion injuries never caused him to lose control or strike the baby he is accused of assaulting and killing.

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Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

March 27, 2017 | By More
Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

Injuries to the jaw of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes the day before his death were not consistent with a fall while he was in his cot, a doctor told the sixth day of the murder trial of Troy Kevin Taylor.

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Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

March 27, 2017 | By More
Violence, confrontations as murder accused appear

A huge fight broke out inside a Christchurch District Court when a 20-year-old accused of murder appeared.

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Jury shown footage of distraught murder accused

March 23, 2017 | By More
Jury shown footage of distraught murder accused

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day Four: A jury has watched minutes of footage of a distraught Troy Kevin Taylor when he was left alone in a police interview room after being interviewed about the death of toddler Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes in July 2015.

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Resuscitation attempts could have caused some injuries, trial told

March 22, 2017 | By More
Resuscitation attempts could have caused some injuries, trial told

Troy Kevin Taylor murder trial, day three: Some of the 59 injuries noted on 14-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes could have been caused by the efforts to resuscitate him, a doctor acknowledged on the third day of the trial of Troy Kevin Taylor who is charged with his murder.

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Mother denies causing fatal injuries

March 21, 2017 | By More
Mother denies causing fatal injuries

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2 update: A young mother has rejected a defence accusation that she had harmed her young son and was responsible for the fatal injuries for which Troy Kevin Taylor is on trial for murder.

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Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

March 21, 2017 | By More
Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2: The day after being allegedly assaulted by the man accused of murdering him, 14-month old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes was “pretty much his usual self” during a visit to the doctor.

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Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

March 20, 2017 | By More
Man ‘lost it’ and fatally injured toddler, Crown says

The Crown alleges Troy Kevin Taylor “lost it” and caused the injuries that led to the death of the 14-month-old son of his partner in July 2015.

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