A man being held in the Hillmorton Forensic Unit after sentencing on charges relating to a violent rampage in Christchurch in 2012, has admitted pouring a hot cup of coffee onto a nurse’s head.
The father of a 32-year-old woman passenger killed in a high-speed crash near Burnham, told the Christchurch District Court that she was “killed by the actions of an idiot”.
A man who led police on a car chase a year ago has now pleaded guilty to a long list of drug, weapons, and driving charges in the Christchurch District Court.
A 34-year-old repeat offender has been jailed for 25 months for having nearly 30,000 child sex abuse videos and images on his computer system.
A judge has rejected an assessment that a convicted child sex abuse offender was a low risk of offending, and jailed him for 17 years 2 months in the Christchurch District Court.
A robbery of a cannabis tinny house where a man was accidentally shot in the neck has led to a sentence of more than nine years in prison.
After barricading himself in a bedroom, a man threatened to set a woman alight with petrol he had brought and slit her throat.
A woman’s car was burnt out in Christchurch’s red zone because her boyfriend was angry with her.
A judge ruled out home detention for a 31-year-old driver with a previous manslaughter conviction, who has now got into a dangerous high speed chase and crashed into a dog park fence.
Rooftop burglar Craig Murray Shaw has admitted raiding $280,000 worth of jewellery from La Bu Jewellery, in The Tannery, in November.