Tag: murder

Sumner murder trial

February 19, 2018 | By More
Sumner murder trial

Start of a murder trial in the High Court in Christchurch for Deborah Jean Tihema, 38, Cyle Robert Jetson, 20, and Moses Eli Hurrell, who was aged 16 at the time, charged with the murder of Pierclaudio Raviola, who was found injured in a carpark at Sumner. He died in hospital a few days later. […]

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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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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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Not guilty plea on West Coast murder charge

November 10, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea on West Coast murder charge

George Sean Warren has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a West Coast woman on October 22, at a video-link appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Bruising could have come from hospital procedures – expert

November 7, 2017 | By More
Bruising could have come from hospital procedures – expert

A defence expert witness at a murder trial believed it was possible that some of the injuries on a one-year-old baby could have been caused by procedures at the hospital.

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Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

November 2, 2017 | By More
Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

The possibility of a child’s head injuries being caused by being bashed against the hard surface of kitchen tiles has been considered in the trial of a Christchurch babysitter charged with murder.

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Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

November 2, 2017 | By More
Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

For smashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a metal steering lock and then burning his body, Peter John Carroll will serve at least 17 years of a life imprisonment term.

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Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

October 30, 2017 | By More
Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

Evidence from experts will be at the forefront as jurors consider their verdict in about a fortnight in the trial of a babysitter accused of fatally injuring a one-year-old. [Updated report]

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Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

October 27, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

An 19-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the mother of a three-year-old at a party in Avonhead in August.

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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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