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.
A series of bail breaches has led to hip-hop and rap artist Scribe being remanded in custody for the next month.