Helen Elizabeth Milner has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 17 years for a murder where she poisoned and probably smothered her husband to get his life insurance money. [Full report]
The Crown is asking for a minimum18-year non-parole term as part of Helen Elizabeth Milner’s life prison term for murdering her husband.
A woman who admitted forging her own reference letter for a court sentencing has had another conviction added to her long list of dishonesty offences and 14 months added to her current jail term.
A rape victim has been criticised by a defence lawyer at the sentencing of the two young men who were found guilty of sexually offending against her.
A woman who worked as a prostitute in Manchester Street said she had heard of the Mongrel Mob “taxing” the sex workers although they had never taken money off her.
A golf coach at Clearwater who was on the receiving end of a paintball barrage will get a letter of apology from the shooter.
A 25-year-old woman is denying two charges related to armed robberies carried out at two Christchurch bars on the night of January 26.
DNA that was likely from murder victim “Mellory” Manning was found on a knife retrieved from the Avon River after her body was found, the trial of the man accused of her killing was told in the High Court at Christchurch today. [Updated report]
Problems continue for the authorities trying to curb the behaviour of a woman who has a history of violence and repeatedly turns up where children are playing.
Lucille Sarah Scollay wept in court – a model of loneliness, depression, grief – as her murder trial unfolded around her.