A man admitted hitting pigs about the head, neck, and shoulders with a steel mallet, and driving over a pig’s head on his quad bike, at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
Two months after the death of her husband, Helen Elizabeth Milner was recorded as buying an engagement ring for $2299 at a Christchurch jewellery store, the fourth day of her murder trial has been told.
A 35-year-old Chinese man who sold his passport and then reported it missing to the police was sentenced to home detention for 18 weeks.
[Updated report] Alleged murder victim Phillip James Nisbet appeared anxious and “terrified that he was incredibly unwell” doctors noted when he was taken to Christchurch Hospital on the day his wife is accused of attempting to murder him by poison.
A message from a psychic medium figured in the third afternoon’s evidence at the murder trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner in the High Court at Christchurch.
A 21-year-old has been granted home detention after admitting his role in the robbery of a cannabis dealer who was bound and shut in a cupboard at a suburban Christchurch tinny house.
Surviving the Pike River mine tragedy when so many friends died sent Joshua Murray Jackson into a spiral of drug abuse and dealing that has now led to a four-year six-month jail term.
Workmates nicknamed Helen Elizabeth Milner “The Black Widow” after she asked about access to rat poison, the third day of her murder trial was told in the High Court at Christchurch.
Duty solicitors have farewelled Judge David Holderness, on his last sitting day in the Christchurch District Court after 25 years as a judge.
A police officer said Helen Elizabeth Milner was hysterical after turning on her cellphone and received a suicide note text message from her husband who had been found dead in his bed.