A robbery of a cannabis tinny house where a man was accidentally shot in the neck has led to a sentence of more than nine years in prison.
Identification of an armed intruder who shot a man in the neck and shoulder is the key issue at a drugs robbery trial in the Christchurch District Court.
A 24-year-old first offender wiped away tears as he was jailed for a meth-fuelled home invasion and drugs robbery in which the victim was bashed and tied.
For smashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a metal steering lock and then burning his body, Peter John Carroll will serve at least 17 years of a life imprisonment term.
A jury took two-and-a-half hours to reject Peter John Carroll’s account of the death of Marcus Luke Tucker – that the assault with a fearsome metal steering lock was just Tucker being taught a lesson.
A 29-year-old father-of-two has been jailed for four-and-a-half years still not accepting that he caused the drowning death of Arran Gairns when he was threatened…
The trial of Peter John Carroll, charged with the April 2016 murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, has been adjourned for the day because of a legal issue.