Tag: Rakaia

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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More armed robbery charges laid

May 29, 2017 | By More
More armed robbery charges laid

A man who police allege shot and wounded a mother and daughter, and robbed hotels while armed, has had five new charges laid against him in the Christchurch District Court.

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Renee Duckmanton murder appearance

February 3, 2017 | By More
Renee Duckmanton murder appearance

Pre-trial call-over in the High Court for Sainey Marong, 32, a butcher, of Ilam, Christchurch, charged with the murder of sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton, 22, whose body was found burning at the scene of a scrub fire on the Main Rakaia Road, north of Rakaia, on May 15, 2016. Police allege Marong murdered her […]

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Renee Duckmanton murder trial date shifted

November 25, 2016 | By More
Renee Duckmanton murder trial date shifted

The trial of a man accused of the murder of sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton will be the first trial in the Christchurch High Court’s new premises next year.

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Renee Duckmanton murder charge denied

September 16, 2016 | By More
Renee Duckmanton murder charge denied

Thirty-two-year-old Sainey Marong was abused and threatened again in court as he pleaded not guilty to the murder of sex worker Renee Duckmanton.

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