Tag: murder

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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Crown will seek to join murder-related cases

January 30, 2018 | By More
Crown will seek to join murder-related cases

The Crown plans to apply to bring all cases together for three men facing charges relating to the alleged murder of a Greymouth mother.

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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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Sumner murder trial delay

December 1, 2017 | By More
Sumner murder trial delay

Pre-trial issues have meant a delay for the trial of three people charged with the murder of a man found injured in a Sumner carpark in March.

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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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