A 71-year-old woman jailed for $347,000 of welfare fraud claims she was subject to domestic violence and her former husband was the one who had used the money.
One of Christchurch’s first prosecutions under the tougher new strangulation law has drawn a sentence of community detention and supervision.
A woman thought she was going to be killed along with two children in the car, when her ex-partner threatened to drive into a power pole unless she ended her cellphone call to the police.
A week after a new law about strangulation came into force, two cases are already before the Christchurch Courts.
For firing a close-range shotgun blast into his ex-partner’s leg while two children were nearby, a Loburn man has been jailed for 10 years.
James Graham Body made his partner cook him a meal, made her watch him eat it, and then smashed the plate in front of her when he was finished.
A jury has rejected a Loburn man’s claim that the shotgun blast that felled his ex-partner was an accident.
Loburn man Luke Adam Nickless is adamant that he phoned 111 after he says a shotgun went off accidentally in his hands, shooting his ex-partner in the leg.
Soon after shooting his ex-partner in the leg with a shotgun, a Loburn man told both his neighbour and a police constable: “I didn’t know the gun was loaded.”
A woman says she pleaded for her life after her ex-partner shot her in the leg at close range with a pump action shotgun in front of her two children.