A Christchurch father did not seek a jail term for his teenage son who stabbed him five times – and he got his wish.
Name suppression has lapsed on a 52-year-old Upper Riccarton man accused of the stabbing murder of his ex-partner, who was killed in an incident in Ilam Road on September 15.
Police have decided against laying a more serious charge after a baby died a year after an alleged bashing.
Name suppression was granted when a 52-year-old Upper Riccarton man’s murder charge was called at the Christchurch District Court, to give time to tell people of his arrest.
A man “just snapped” before he bashed his 74-year-old mother on the head four or five times with a saucepan and a frying pan.
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.
Two men – one of them a sex worker – have been remanded on serious assault and armed robbery charges at the Christchurch District Court.
A 23-year-old woman carried out a slash attack on another woman’s face because she believed she was a Japanese spy who was recording her thoughts.
Name suppression has lapsed for a teenager charged over a serious assault at a Northcote property in February.