The Mellory Manning murder trial has begun hearing days of evidence which is suppressed and cannot be reported, and is being heard in a closed court.
Only about a week before the expected birth of his child, Gary Thomas Dufty has begun a three-year jail term for a stabbing that put a workmate in hospital with a perforated bowel.
An Ashburton man who evaded the police for two weeks before his arrest yesterday on five charges, was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
Injuries to Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning show that she was killed in “an extremely sustained and determined assault” that included 10 different blunt force wounds to the head, pathologist Dr Martin Sage told the High Court at Christchurch.
Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett says pressure, threats, and promises made him tell lies to the police about the death of Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning at the hands of the Mongrel Mob.
Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett tells of a gang member “whacking” sex worker Mellory Manning with a small axe in his seventh interview with the police investigating the case.
Name suppression has been granted for a 23-year-old charged over a man being stabbed in the neck in Spreydon on Wednesday night.
An open-ended preventive detention jail term may be considered for a 36-year-old Timaru man who used a video recorder and cellphone to document much of his sex offending against six children.
The High Court has lifted name suppression on two men charged with the murder of a man in Rangiora in September, and the trial date has been set for September 15.
A troubled Amberley man has ended up with a six month jail sentence in spite of the best rehabilitation efforts of the community constable he threatened.