The Court of Appeal has rejected Sainey Marong’s claim that he was insane when he murdered Renee Duckmanton in May 2016.
Sainey Marong is seeking to appeal his conviction for the murder of 22-year-old Christchurch sex worker Renee Duckmanton.
Two men – one of them a sex worker – have been remanded on serious assault and armed robbery charges at the Christchurch District Court.
An inference could be drawn that Sainey Marong’s murderous plans were related to his unhealthy desire for necrophilia, the Crown said as the 33-year-old faced his sentencing in the High Court.
A man who robbed a sex worker’s customer has been jailed for 17 months and ordered to pay back the $40 he took and spent at a dairy.
A jury took less than an hour to reject Sainey Marong’s defence of self-diagnosed insanity, and convicted him of the murder of a Christchurch sex worker.
Murder accused Sainey Marong has told how he strangled sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton in his car at Templeton to stop her yelling after a dispute.
A woman has told of being followed home from work late at night by a car driven by Sainey Marong, about six weeks before he is accused of murdering a sex worker.
Appearances by 40 Crown witnesses have been removed from the long list of witnesses to be called at the murder trial of 33-year-old Sainey Marong, after agreement on a document setting out “admitted facts”.
Internet searches about kidnapping, necrophilia, and whether fire could destroy DNA were found on the cellphone of the man charged with the murder of Christchurch…